Device Sales Reps Drive Up Healthcare Costs, London Health Sciences Centre Study  
7/8/2013 10:39:40 AM

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Having sales representatives from medical device companies at hospitals may influence which products doctors use and ultimately drive up costs, according to a new study from Canada. Researchers found that doctors were more likely to use a company's drug-coated heart stent when one of its sales representatives visited their hospital, which resulted in about a $250 higher bill per case.

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