4) Cost of notifying patients/physicians - $22.5 million The following estimate is based on historical recall data. A aquot;typicalaquot; recall of an implant-type device (e.g., a heart valve, hip implant, breast prosthesis, pacemaker/lead, or intraocular ... Our experience with trying to locate patients over time is that it is much more costly than one might expect. ... Inflationary effects serve to increase this cost but the efficiencies due to the use of an updated registry would tend to lower the average cost.
|Title||:||Is the FDA protecting patients from the dangers of silicone breast implants?|
|Author||:||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee|