Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
I joined Regina Holliday's "Walking Gallery" today.
Exclusive! Health 2.0 (San Francisco) pre-conference featured Patient 2.0 - a gathering of inspiring patients and patient advocates. In the future, Regina will blog about the design of my jacket -
- so watch for it!
(hint: Doctor Who and the TARDIS)