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Letters Monitoring the safety of devices

Tracking devices with bar codes is a way to monitor their safety

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 28 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3380
  1. Stephen Duckett, director, health programme1
  1. 1Grattan Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
  1. stephen.duckett{at}

The important matter of obtaining high quality routine data to monitor the safety of devices and procedures is worthy of urgent action and debate.1

Device tracking is certainly a start. All devices should be bar …

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