Experts Question Hospital’s Heart Device Data ClaimsThe New York Times: Medical Experts Dispute A Hospital's Claims On Heart Device Data
[S]everal experts knowledgeable about that defibrillator database said in separate interviews that it did not track how device recipients fared after they left a hospital. As a result, it cannot and does not provide data to hospitals or manufacturers about the long-term performance of any company's device. It also does not produce data that can be used to compare the performance of competing implants made by different companies (Meier, 4/20). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.