National projections of time, cost and failure in implantable device identification: Consideration of unique device identification use.

Journal Healthcare
Authors Wilson N, Broatch J, Jehn M, Davis C.
Year Published 2015
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The authors of this article developed national projections of time, cost, and failure in implant identification prior to revision total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). Projections were significant, including projections for failure in implant identification prior to revision THA/TKA as greater than 50,000 preoperatively and 25,000 intraoperatively by 2030. Authors conclude that findings support the need for improved implant documentation and identification, highlighting the need for a UDI system that would set the standard for device documentation and identification.