The Data Agenda

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Medical Devices: Not necessarily about electronics

A variety of medical devices commonly used in hospital surgical procedures experienced a significant dip in prices over the past six years, according to the Advanced Medical Technology Association. These devices include:

  • drug-eluting stents (34 percent price decline)
  • pacemakers (26 percent price dip)
  • artificial hips (23 percent price decrease)
  • artificial knees (17 percent price drop)

Read more: Hospitals driving down price of medical devices

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