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Stent average price drops in a competitive market segment
Modern Healthcare

The average price paid by hospitals for drug-eluting stents fell 6% over the past year as hospitals continue to push back on the prices of physician preference items, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.

The average price for a drug-eluting stent is $1,340, said Amanda McShea, a manager for ECRI’s PriceGuide service. What hospitals pay for a stent varies widely, due to differences in a hospital’s product negotiations.