Senate debates

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers

Health Care

3:08 pm

Photo of Fiona NashFiona Nash (NSW, National Party, Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to incorporate additional information in response to a question without notice from Senator Hinch on Tuesday, 29 November.

Leave granted.

The answer read as follows—

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE FROM SENATOR HINCH TO MINISTER NASH (REPRESENTING THE HEALTH MINISTER) ON TUESDAY , 29 NOVEMBER:

To date, the TGA has received 184 adverse event reports, involving 207 patients, associated with the use of these devices. Compared with the 100,000 devices estimated to have been sold in Australia since 2000, this represents 0.2% - a significantly lower rate than reported in the current literature.