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Swedish MPA’s responsibilities for medical devices on the increase

This article was originally published in RAJ Devices

Executive Summary

The higher stipends paid by the Swedish government to the Medical Products Agency in recent years have improved patient safety issues linked to the monitoring of medical devices. This is one of the main conclusions drawn by the Swedish Agency for Public Management in its 2008 assessment report of the MPA1. It adds that the requirements of the Product Safety Act of 20042 have also widened the remit of agency in this area.

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