UK parliamentary committee calls for mandatory bar-coding of NHS devices by 2014
This article was originally published in RAJ Devices
Medical device suppliers to the National Health Service could be forced to introduce product bar-coding by April 2014, if recommendations to the UK Department of Health on how best to achieve its ambitious procurement savings target are adopted. This bar-coding system would increase transparency on pricing, encourage more price comparisons and help save costs, it is believed.
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