Methodological considerations in observational comparative effectiveness research for implantable medical devices: an epidemiologic perspective.


Medical devices play a vital role in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and are an integral part of the health-care system. Many devices, including implantable medical devices, enter the market through a regulatory pathway that was not designed to assure safety and effectiveness. Several recent studies and high-profile device recalls have… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwu206


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