Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Finally, Some Good News From Guidant...

I just received Guidant's 2006 Product Performance Report Q2 Summary Edition which contains invaluable information including:
  • Pulse Generator survival probabilities
  • Worldwide confirmed malfunction counts for each of their devices
  • Confidence intervals for survival probability data
  • Pulse generator and lead survival probabilities with descriptions of complications and malfunctions
  • And current safety advisory information for each device.
It is comprehensive and tabular in nature and easy to interpret. It offers unparalleled reporting of adverse events with their devices, and hopefully begins a much-needed healing process on corporate responsibility to patients. I hope this format becomes an industry standard.

Thanks, Guidant.


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