Risk Management under MDR

MDR defines Risk as the combination of the probability of occurrence of harm and the severity of that harm. A Risk Benefit Analysis helps to balance the benefit with the inherent Risk. As per article 10 of MDR, Manufacturers shall establish, document, implement and maintain a system for risk management as described in Section 3 of Annex I.

Risk management is a iterative process throughout the entire lifecycle of a device, requiring regular systematic updating. Following are the requirements of risk Analysis for each Medical Device.

A risk management plan

Identification and analysis of possible hazards associated with each device

Estimation of risk associated with the intended use and misuse of the device

Risk mitigation (reduction or elimination of risk) eliminate or control the risks

Assessment of production and post-market Surveillance information on hazards and the frequency of occurrence thereof, on estimates of their associated risks, as well as on the overall risk, benefit-risk ratio and risk acceptability

necessary amend Risk control measures like safety by design, alarms, safety information and necessary training for the assessment of PMS.

Reference

EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) April 5, 2017.

EN ISO 14971:2012 Medical devices – Application of risk management to medical devices.

Myself Neethu Jino, Jr. Consultant at I 3 consulting, writing this article to share my experiences. If you need more information please write to me, na@i3cglobal.com

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