Medical Device Innovation and Errors: The Patient Perspective

  • Sherrie J. PalmEmail author


The objective of this chapter is to scrutinize, dissect, and clarify the impact of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) transvaginal mesh kit (TVM) complications to patient safety and quality of life. The evolution of best practices rests on the recognition of the significance of patient input to analyze missteps and to evaluate next steps regarding the benefits and detriments of TVM healthcare practice, technology evolution, and regulatory procedures. Deliberate steps to evaluate and advance POP services and systems are significant to the evolution of women’s pelvic healthcare. Creating innovative solutions with an ear to patient voice will guide evolution of the POP workforce, and the demand for services worldwide to address the next significant shift in women’s health directives will undoubtedly increase significantly in the next millennium.


Pelvic organ prolapse Uterus Quality of life Transvaginal mesh complications Community-based participatory research Regulatory evolution Urogynecology Allied health Patient safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse SupportMukwonagoUSA

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