ABDR Annual Reports:

Download the 2022 ABDR Annual Report (inclusive of 2012 – 2022) and summary infographic

Download the 2021 ABDR Annual Report* (inclusive of 2012 – 2021)

Download the 2020 ABDR Annual Report* (inclusive of 2012 – 2020)

Download the 2019 ABDR Annual Report* (inclusive of 2012 – 2019)

Download the 2018 ABDR Annual Report* (inclusive of 2012 – 2018) or the infographic summary.

Download a copy of the 2017 ABDR Annual Report* (inclusive of 2012 – 2017) or the infographic summary.

Download a copy of the 2016 ABDR Report* or the infographic summary .

*Please note, surgeons and sites were signing up to the registry during these time periods. 

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Select published papers: ABDR and registries

  • Merenda M, Earnest A, Ruseckaite R, Tse WC, Elder E, Hopper I, Ahern S. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in High-Risk Medical Device Registries: A Scoping Review. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, online March 16, 2024.
  • Ahern S. Clinical registries: underfunded and underappreciated. MJA Insight+. 2023 Oct 16.
  • Becherer BE, Hopper I, Cooter RD, Couturaud B, von Fritschen U, Mullen E, Perks AGB, Pusic AL, Stark B, Mureau MAM, Rakhorst HA. Improving Breast Implant Safety through International Collaboration of National Registries – A Review of over 85000 Patients and 200000 Implants from Four Countries. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jan 13. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010208. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36728275.
  • Hoque SS, Zhou J, Gartoulla, P, Hansen J, Farrell G, Hopper I. Comparing direct-to-implant and two-stage breast reconstruction in the Australian Breast Device Registry. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, online December 19, 2022. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010066
  • Ahern S, Belinda J Gabbe BJ, Sally Green S, Carol L Hodgson CL, Erica M Wood EM, John R Zalcberg JR, Zazryn T. Realising the potential: leveraging clinical quality registries for real world clinical research. Med J Aust 2022; 216 (6). doi: 10.5694/mja2.51443
  • Jayasinghe RT, Ruseckaite R, Gartoulla P, Elder E, Hopper I. Patient Reported Outcome Measures After Breast Augmentation – Using the BREAST-Q IS. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2022;13:1-8.
  • Ng S, Parker E, Pusic A, Farrell G, Moore C, Elder E, Cooter RD, McNeil J, Hopper, I. Lessons Learned in Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR), Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2022, Pages 31–37.  Watch the video summary here
  • Vishwanath S, Pellegrini B, Parker E, Earnest A, Kalbasi S, Gartoulla P, Elder E, Farrell G, Moore C, Cooter RD, Ahern S, McNeil JJ, Hopper I. Breast device surgery in Australia: Early results from the Australian breast device registry. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2021.
  • Hansen J, Ahern S, Gartoulla P, Khu Y, Elder E, Moore C, Farrell G, Hopper I, Earnest A. Identification of Factors Predictive for Patient Reported Outcomes in the Prospective Australian Breast Device Registry. Aesthet Surg J. 2021 Aug 12:sjab314. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab314. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34382642.
  • Ng S, Parker E, Pusic A, Farrell G, Moore C, Elder E, Cooter RD, McNeil J, Hopper I. Lessons Learned in Implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR). Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Dec 17:sjaa376. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa376. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33331907.
  • Bargon CA, Becherer BE, Young-Afat DA, van Bommel ACM, Hommes J, Hoornweg MJ, Keuter XHA, de Fazio S, Melnikov D, Monton Echeverria J, Perks GAB, Lumenta DB, Couturaud B, von Fritschen U, Stark B, Hölmich LR, Crosbie A, Lispi L, Campanale A, Cooter RD, Pusic AL, Hopper I, Mureau MAM, Rakhorst HA. Moving breast implant registries forward: Are they FAIR and Functional? Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2020 Journal pre-proof published online October 17.
  • Spronk PE, Begum H, Vishwanath S, Crosbie A, Earnest A, Elder E, Lumenta DB, Marinac-Dabic D, Moore CC, Mureau MA, Perks G, Pusic AL, Stark B, von Fritschen U, Klein H, Cooter RD, Rakhorst HA, Hopper I. Toward International Harmonization of Breast Implant Registries: International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities Global Common Data Set. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2020 August. Volume 146 – Issue 2 – p 255-267. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006969
  • Ng S, Kirkman M, Fisher J, Pusic A, Parker E, Cooter RD, Elder E, Moore C, McNeil J, Hopper I. Establishing the acceptability of a brief patient reported outcome measure and feasibility of implementing it in a breast device registry – a qualitative study. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2019 Oct 22;3(1):63. doi: 10.1186/s41687-019-0152-z.
  • Begum H, Vishwanath S, Merenda M, Tacey M, Dean N, Elder E, Mureau M, Bezic R, Carter P, Cooter R, Deva A, Earnest A, Higgs M, Klein H, Magnusson M, Moore C, Rakhorst H, Saunders C, Stark B, Hopper I. Defining Quality Indicators for Breast Device Surgery Using Registries for Global Benchmarking. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2019 August 19. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002348
  • Vishwanath S, Ng S, Pusic A, Parker E, Cooter RD, Elder E, Moore C, McNeil J, Hopper I. Response to “Comments on ‘Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Breast Implant Surgery: A Pilot Study”. Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Jul 17. pii: sjz178. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz178. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ahern S, Hopper I, Loh E. Qualified privilege legislation to support clinician quality assurance: balancing professional and public interests. Med J Aust. 2019 Mar 29. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50124. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 30924536
  • Vishwanath S, Ng N, Cooter R, Elder E, Moore C, Pusic A, Hopper I. Establishing patient-reported outcome measures for the Breast Device Registry. ANZ J Surg. 2019 Mar;89(3):266-267. || doi: 10.1111/ans.14969
  • Ng S, Pusic A, Parker E, Vishwanath S, Cooter RD, Elder E, Moore C, McNeil JJ, Hopper I. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Breast Implant Surgery: A Pilot Study, Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Feb 3. pii: sjz023. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz023. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Cooter RD, Hopper I, McNeil JJ. Retention of medical records of patients with high-risk medical devices, Med J Aust 2018; 209 (10): 461. || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00724 
  • Becherer BE, Spronk PER, Mureau MAM, Mulgrew S, Perks AGB, Stark B, Pusic AL, Lumenta DB, Hopper I, Cooter RD, Rakhorst HA. High risk device registries: Global value, costs, and sustainable funding. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Jun 12 2018 . pii: S1748-6815(18)30203-1. || doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.05.048. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hopper I, Ahern S, Nguyen T, Mulvany C, McNeil J,  Deva A, Klein H, Stark B, Rakhorst H, Cooter R. Breast Implant Registries: A Call to Action. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, May 3 2018 ||doi: org/10.1093/asj/sjx153
  • Ahern S, Evans SM, Hopper I, Earnest A. Clinical quality registries for clinician-level reporting: strengths and limitations. Med J Aust. 2018 Apr 16;208(7):323. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00659
  • Ahern S, Evans S, Hopper I, Zalcberg J. Towards a strategy for clinical quality registries in Australia. Australian Health Review, Feb 8 2018. ||
  • Hopper I, Best R, McNeil J, Mulvany C, Moore C, Elder E, Pase E, Cooter RD, Evans S. Pilot for the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR): a national opt-out clinical quality registry for breast device surgery. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017778. ||doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017778
  • Brightman L, Ng N, Ahern S, Cooter RD, Hopper I. Cosmetic tourism for breast augmentation: a systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2017, Dec 3. ||doi:10.1111/ans.14326
  • Hopper I, Ahern S, McNeil J, Deva A, Elder E, Moore C, Cooter RD. Improving the safety of breast implants: implant-associated lymphoma. Med J Aust 2017; 207 (5): 185-186. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00005
  • Rakhorst HA,  Mureau M,  Cooter RD, McNeil JJ, van Hooff M, van der Hulst R, Hommes J, Hoornweg M, Moojen-Zaal, Liem P, Mathijssen IMJ. The new opt-out Dutch national Breast Implant Registry – Lessons learnt from the road to implementation. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 May 12. pii: S1748-6815(17)30156-0.|| doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2017.04.003 
  • Loch-Wilkison A, Beath KJ, Knight R, Fick Wessels WL, Magnusson M, Papadopoulos T, Connell T, Lofts J, Locke M, Hopper I, Cooter R, Vickery K, Joshi PA, Prince M, Deva AK. Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in Australia and New Zealand – higher risk for macrotextured implants supports a bacterial etiology. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017, May 5.|| doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003654.
  • Ahern S, Hopper I, Evans S. Clinical quality registries for clinician-level reporting: strengths and limitations. Med J Aust. 2017 June; 206: 427-9.|| doi: 10.5694/mja16.00659
  • Hopper I, Ahern S, Best RL, McNeil JJ, Cooter RD.  Australian Breast Device Registry: breast device safety transformed. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2017 Jan;87: 9–10.|| doi:10.1111/ans.13819.
  • Wilcox N, McNeil JJ. Clinical quality registries have the potential to drive improvements in the appropriateness of care. Med J Aust 2016; 205 (10 Suppl): S21-S26. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00921 
  • Scott Anna Mae. Health technology assessment in Australia: a role for clinical registries?. Australian Health Review. 2016;41, 19-25.||
  • Ray S, Nishimura R, Clarke S, et al. Maintaining good clinical practice: publication of outcomes and handling of outliers. 
  • Cooter RD, Barker S, Carroll SM, Evans GR, von Fritschen U, Hoflehner H, Le Louarn C, Lumenta DB, Mathijssen IM, McNeil J, Mulgrew S, Mureau MA, Perks G, Rakhorst H, Randquist C, Topaz M, Verheyden C, de Waal J. International importance of robust breast device registries. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb;135(2):330-6.|| doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000885.
  • Gagliardi AR, Umoquit M, Lehoux P et al. Identifying optimal postmarket surveillance strategies for medical and surgical devices: implications for policy, practice and research. BMJ Qual Saf
  • Evans SM, Scott IA, Johnson NP, Cameron PA, McNeil JJ. Development of clinical-quality registries in Australia: the way forward. Med J Aust. 2011 Apr 4;194(7):360-3. ||PMID: 21470087.
  • Evans S, Bohensky M, Cameron P, McNeil J. A survey of Australian clinical registries: can quality of care be measured? Intern Med J. 2011 Jan;41(1a):42-8. ||doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02068.x.