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Information is generally a major pillar in the relationship of trust between the patient and their healthcare team. In the case of medical devices, which are operator-dependent and for which the proper “handling” of the device will directly affect its performance, information on the proper use becomes a major therapeutic issue. To do this, patients must have access to quality information about health products. Twenty years after the Kouchner Act introduced a right to information for patients, our panel questioned the quality of information provided to patients about the medical devices they use during their care pathway. We mapped off the information process throughout the life of the medical device (manufacturer, prescription, dispensing, use and monitoring) to identify deficiencies and potential corrective solutions. Thus, the device could respond to the 5B as for the drug (right device, right patient, right indication, right time, and right use). Seven recommendations have emerged and are proposed in this article.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Medical devices, Patient, Proper use, Information, 5B
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