Guaranteeing Medicare – cardiac, breast, hip fracture and trauma registries
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The Government will continue long-term monitoring and support for Australians who have high-risk devices implanted during cardiac, breast or hip fracture procedures, and for people who have suffered trauma and injury. To do this, the Government will extend funding for the National Cardiac Registry, Australian Breast Device Registry, the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry for one year, and the Australian Trauma Registry for three years.
This funding will ensure the continued operation of these registries while work to develop a national clinical quality registry continues. This will be key when it comes to delivering better value care for patients. It will drive improved clinical care, better long term monitoring of implanted devices and procedures, and timely and progressive reporting, including adverse events.