Australian Breast Device Registry

Registry custodian:Dr Ingrid Hopper
Head, Drug and Device Registries
Registry contact: Judith Hankin
Phone: +61 3 9903 0105
Clinical leads:
Purpose / aims: The ABDR is a clinical quality registry for high risk implantable breast devices (implants and expanders). It tracks the outcomes and quality of all breast device surgery performed across Australia. It will report progressively on the long term performance of implanted devices with the aim of improving patient safety.
Population captured: A population-based pilot registry was established in 2011 with funding from the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery. It was successfully rolled out to a small number of public and private health services across Australia.

The registry is now being rolled out to all breast device implanting sites nationwide. It is the first of its type internationally to have breast surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons contributing data and has become the model registry for several other collaborating countries.

Outcomes collected:
  • Time to revision
  • Post-operative complications (eg. capsular contraction, infection)
  • Mortality
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (to be collected at follow up)
Funding sources: Commonwealth Government (as represented by Department of Health)