Getting the bad news about your artificial heart valve

TitleGetting the bad news about your artificial heart valve
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsFielder, JH
JournalHastings Center Report
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number9402070279
KeywordsCase , Medical , product
AbstractPresents the case of Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave (C/C) mechanical heart valves in examining the way medical systems address the need for a product recall in view of a defective medical device. Strut failures; `Dear Doctor' letters; Patients' rights; Safe Medical Device Act of 1990; Patients as consumers. INSET: Legal issue settled..
NotesFielder, John H.; Source Info: Mar/Apr93, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p22; Subject Term: PRODUCT recall; Subject Term: CASE studies; Subject Term: MEDICAL instruments & apparatus; NAICS/Industry Codes: 339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing; Number of Pages: 7p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 6304
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