The Australian Government will strengthen patient safety through the establishment of a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for medical devices. The system is an Australian first and will allow tracking and tracing of medical devices that have been implanted in patients. It will enhance the ability for doctors to notify patients quickly if there is a safety issue with a medical device and strengthen Australia's post-market medical device adverse event system.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.