Study explores sales rep visits, stent selection

07/8/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Doctors were more likely to use stents sold by medical device company representatives who visited their institution, according to a Canadian study of procedures carried out in 2008 and 2009, but most academic institutions have since tightened their rules on such practices, said SCAI President Dr. Theodore Bass. "I can tell you I'm very comfortable telling patients in these (academic) centers it's a thing of the past," he said. Bass attributed the findings to the many new stenting technologies that were being introduced during the period in question.

View Full Article in:

Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)