The Australian Breast Device Registry provides an opportunity for surgeons and healthcare operators to contribute to the continued safety and quality of breast device surgery in Australia.
A simple Data Collection Form (DCF) completed by surgeons will create a powerful dataset. Once the database is mature, the benefits to surgeons contributing to the ABDR will include:
- the ability to track patients, complications and devices inserted
- the capacity to compare practice against peers in a protected environment
- the award of Continuous Medical Education (CME) points for participating in the registry
- the capacity to display the ABDR logo to demonstrate that the surgeon (or practice) are contributing to the ABDR
- accrual of goodwill associated with efforts to improve patient safety
ABDR reports will provide surgeons with data on their own patients as well as aggregate state and/or national level data. The format of the report is currently being refined and includes data on patient numbers, reasons for surgery, plane of implantation, number of primary versus revision surgeries, as well as on complications such as device rupture and capsular contracture.
In 2019, more than 400 surgeons contributing to the ABDR received a summary of their 2018 data. View sample report here.
How to become involved in the registry
If you are a surgeon undertaking breast device related procedures, please complete this form and return a signed copy to the ABDR. Upon receipt, a representative of the ABDR will be in contact with you. Completed forms can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to the ABDR Co-ordinator, Monash University, 553 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, 3004.
For all enquiries on how to contribute to the ABDR, please speak to a member of the team on (03) 9903 0205 or 1800 998 722 (toll free from a landline).