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Burnside Hospital on the Australian Breast Device Registry

4 February 2016

We are pleased to participate in the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR), a Commonwealth Government initiative tracking the outcomes and quality of breast devices across Australia.

The ABDR is an important tool to ensure the quality and safety of breast device procedures that are being performed across Australia.

It aims to enhance the long term monitoring of implanted devices by providing particpating surgeons, health service providers and other key stakeholders, such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) with progressive reporting on the long term performance of the implanted devices. The ABDR says that patients will directly benefit from the register, with safety issues being identified and communicated to them in significantly shorter timeframes.

The registry is the first of its type internationally, and as a healthcare provider offering reconstructive and plastic surgery, the hospital's Clinical Trials Review Panel, Medical Executive Committee and breast team felt it was important for continuity of patient care to participate in the ABDR.

For more information, visit the ABDR's website.

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