From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Patient safety group asks congress to include device identification system in health reform bill

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 20, 2010

Members of the Advancing Patient Safety Coalition (APSC) wrote a letter to congressional leaders yesterday requesting they leave language in the final health reform bill that calls for the creation of a unique device identification (UDI) system. The language was included originally in the version passed by the House, and was actually part of the FDA Amendment Act of 2007, although no deadline was specified with that bill.

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