GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- A federal advisory panel has recommended the creation of a nationwide database to follow women who have had silicone-gel breast implants for at least a decade after they had the surgery.
What does this mean?
It means if people won't volunteer for the study, you MAKE them do it. Privacy schmivacy!
While the idea of a breast implant registry is just in its beginning stages, it could potentially link some reimbursement to registration or else incentivize doctors in some other way to get their patients enrolled and to keep them in the study so longitudinal data could be obtained.
Patients may need an incentive too, to encourage them to go to follow-up doctor's appointments, fill out questionnaires, and participate in focus groups.
"You can have the most well-meaning company, but if patient doesn't want to participate, the study won't work," Maisel said.
Because hey, more data is good, so lots more will be REALLY good, and everybody should get out there and do good. And if you don't we will find a way to punish you.