An endoprosthesis registry can help improve the quality of care and save on health care costs.
A national endoprosthesis or implant registry records the model and brand of every implanted artificial joint (initial and revision surgeries) in a country. If a prosthesis is replaced, it is possible to compare the new data with the data of the first implantation, even if many years have passed between the initial and revision surgeries. This enables conclusions to be drawn about the long-term durability and quality of the prosthesis, as well as about the quality of the hospitals.
Thanks to the central recording and analysis of very large data quantities, anomalies on the product or hospital side can be detected early on.