Understanding the API Results

For search queries (such as: https://api.fda.gov/device/recall.json?search=product_code:FOZ), the results section includes matching Device Recall reports returned by the API.

{
  "meta": {
    "disclaimer": "Do not rely on openFDA to make decisions regarding medical care. While we make every effort to ensure that data is accurate, you should assume all results are unvalidated. We may limit or otherwise restrict your access to the API in line with our Terms of Service.",
    "terms": "https://open.fda.gov/terms/",
    "license": "https://open.fda.gov/license/",
    "last_updated": "2017-12-02",
    "results": {
      "skip": 0,
      "limit": 1,
      "total": 882
    }
  },
  "results": [
    {
      "other_submission_description": "",
      "res_event_number": "26715",
      "firm_fei_number": "2183502",
      "k_numbers": [
        "K904334"
      ],
      "openfda": {
        "device_name": "Catheter,Intravascular,Therapeutic,Short-Term Less Than 30 Days",
        "medical_specialty_description": "General Hospital",
        "device_class": "2",
        "regulation_number": "880.5200"
      },
      "product_code": "FOZ",
      "root_cause_description": "Nonconforming Material/Component",
      "pma_numbers": [],
      "event_date_terminated": "2004-07-02",
      "product_res_number": "Z-1067-2003"
    }
  ]
}

For count queries (such as: https://api.fda.gov/device/recall.json?count=product_code), the results section will look something like the following:

{
  "meta": {
    "disclaimer": "Do not rely on openFDA to make decisions regarding medical care. While we make every effort to ensure that data is accurate, you should assume all results are unvalidated. We may limit or otherwise restrict your access to the API in line with our Terms of Service.",
    "terms": "https://open.fda.gov/terms/",
    "license": "https://open.fda.gov/license/",
    "last_updated": "2017-12-02"
  },
  "results": [
    {
      "term": "Voluntary: Firm Initiated",
      "count": 14491
    },
    {
      "term": "FDA Mandated",
      "count": 61
    },
    {
      "term": "Voluntary: FDA Requested",
      "count": 7
    }
  ]
}