Table 3

Quality indicators selected to be tested by the Breast Device Registry

Outcome measuresStructural indicatorsPredictor variables
  • Rate of symptomatic revision

  • Rate of symptomatic revision due to infection

  • Rate of symptomatic revision due to capsular contracture

  • Risk-adjusted mortality rate

  • Site type (public/private)

  • Site procedure volumes

  • Device selection: brand, design characteristics, for example, shell, fill, texture.

  • Indication for surgery: augmentation, reconstruction.

  • Surgical technique: drains, plane, antibiotic use, dipping.