'Introduce Medical Audits, Ask doctors to account for drugs
As per the data published by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the price of a stent increases nearly 2000% by the time the patient gets the implant. The NPPA data also shows that the largest cut goes to the hospitals, which can be as high as 650% more than the price at which the hospital purchases the stents from the distributor.

After seeing that massive margins charged at each step in the distribution and supply of stents, activists have demanded that the government develop standard treatment guidelines for cardiovascular interventions with the help of expert doctors, free from conflict of interest, and implement medical audits of procedures.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/Medical-audits-will-check-stent-prices-say-activists/article17118506.ece
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