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Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery: a systematic review

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Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery : a systematic review. / Ahmed, Kamran; Ibrahim, Amel; Wang, Tim T.; Khan, Nuzhath; Challacombe, Benjamin; Khan, Mohammad Shamim; Dasgupta, Prokar.

In: BJU International, Vol. 110, No. 10, 11.2012, p. 1544-1556.

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Ahmed, K, Ibrahim, A, Wang, TT, Khan, N, Challacombe, B, Khan, MS & Dasgupta, P 2012, 'Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery: a systematic review', BJU International, vol. 110, no. 10, pp. 1544-1556. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11015.x

APA

Ahmed, K., Ibrahim, A., Wang, T. T., Khan, N., Challacombe, B., Khan, M. S., & Dasgupta, P. (2012). Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery: a systematic review. BJU International, 110(10), 1544-1556. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11015.x

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Ahmed K, Ibrahim A, Wang TT, Khan N, Challacombe B, Khan MS et al. Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery: a systematic review. BJU International. 2012 Nov;110(10):1544-1556. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11015.x

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Ahmed, Kamran ; Ibrahim, Amel ; Wang, Tim T. ; Khan, Nuzhath ; Challacombe, Benjamin ; Khan, Mohammad Shamim ; Dasgupta, Prokar. / Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery : a systematic review. In: BJU International. 2012 ; Vol. 110, No. 10. pp. 1544-1556.

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title = "Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery: a systematic review",
abstract = "OBJECTIVESAlthough robotic technology is becoming increasingly popular for urological procedures, barriers to its widespread dissemination include cost and the lack of long term outcomes. This systematic review analyzed studies comparing the use of robotic with laparoscopic and open urological surgery.These three procedures were assessed for cost efficiency in the form of direct as well as indirect costs that could arise from length of surgery, hospital stay, complications, learning curve and postoperative outcomes.METHODSA systematic review was performed searching Medline, Embase and Web of Science databases. Two reviewers identified abstracts using online databases and independently reviewed full length papers suitable for inclusion in the study.RESULTSLaparoscopic and robot assisted radical prostatectomy are superior with respect to reduced hospital stay (range 1-1.76 days and 1-5.5 days, respectively) and blood loss (range 482-780 mL and 227-234 mL, respectively) when compared with the open approach (range 2-8 days and 1015 mL). Robot assisted radical prostatectomy remains more expensive (total cost ranging from US $2000-$39 215) than both laparoscopic (range US $740-$29 771) and open radical prostatectomy (range US $1870-$31 518).This difference is due to the cost of robot purchase, maintenance and instruments. The reduced length of stay in hospital (range 1-1.5 days) and length of surgery (range 102-360 min) are unable to compensate for the excess costs.Robotic surgery may require a smaller learning curve (20-40 cases) although the evidence is inconclusive.CONCLUSIONSRobotic surgery provides similar postoperative outcomes to laparoscopic surgery but a reduced learning curve.Although costs are currently high, increased competition from manufacturers and wider dissemination of the technology could drive down costs.Further trials are needed to evaluate long term outcomes in order to evaluate fully the value of all three procedures in urological surgery.",
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T1 - Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery

T2 - a systematic review

AU - Ahmed, Kamran

AU - Ibrahim, Amel

AU - Wang, Tim T.

AU - Khan, Nuzhath

AU - Challacombe, Benjamin

AU - Khan, Mohammad Shamim

AU - Dasgupta, Prokar

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N2 - OBJECTIVESAlthough robotic technology is becoming increasingly popular for urological procedures, barriers to its widespread dissemination include cost and the lack of long term outcomes. This systematic review analyzed studies comparing the use of robotic with laparoscopic and open urological surgery.These three procedures were assessed for cost efficiency in the form of direct as well as indirect costs that could arise from length of surgery, hospital stay, complications, learning curve and postoperative outcomes.METHODSA systematic review was performed searching Medline, Embase and Web of Science databases. Two reviewers identified abstracts using online databases and independently reviewed full length papers suitable for inclusion in the study.RESULTSLaparoscopic and robot assisted radical prostatectomy are superior with respect to reduced hospital stay (range 1-1.76 days and 1-5.5 days, respectively) and blood loss (range 482-780 mL and 227-234 mL, respectively) when compared with the open approach (range 2-8 days and 1015 mL). Robot assisted radical prostatectomy remains more expensive (total cost ranging from US $2000-$39 215) than both laparoscopic (range US $740-$29 771) and open radical prostatectomy (range US $1870-$31 518).This difference is due to the cost of robot purchase, maintenance and instruments. The reduced length of stay in hospital (range 1-1.5 days) and length of surgery (range 102-360 min) are unable to compensate for the excess costs.Robotic surgery may require a smaller learning curve (20-40 cases) although the evidence is inconclusive.CONCLUSIONSRobotic surgery provides similar postoperative outcomes to laparoscopic surgery but a reduced learning curve.Although costs are currently high, increased competition from manufacturers and wider dissemination of the technology could drive down costs.Further trials are needed to evaluate long term outcomes in order to evaluate fully the value of all three procedures in urological surgery.

AB - OBJECTIVESAlthough robotic technology is becoming increasingly popular for urological procedures, barriers to its widespread dissemination include cost and the lack of long term outcomes. This systematic review analyzed studies comparing the use of robotic with laparoscopic and open urological surgery.These three procedures were assessed for cost efficiency in the form of direct as well as indirect costs that could arise from length of surgery, hospital stay, complications, learning curve and postoperative outcomes.METHODSA systematic review was performed searching Medline, Embase and Web of Science databases. Two reviewers identified abstracts using online databases and independently reviewed full length papers suitable for inclusion in the study.RESULTSLaparoscopic and robot assisted radical prostatectomy are superior with respect to reduced hospital stay (range 1-1.76 days and 1-5.5 days, respectively) and blood loss (range 482-780 mL and 227-234 mL, respectively) when compared with the open approach (range 2-8 days and 1015 mL). Robot assisted radical prostatectomy remains more expensive (total cost ranging from US $2000-$39 215) than both laparoscopic (range US $740-$29 771) and open radical prostatectomy (range US $1870-$31 518).This difference is due to the cost of robot purchase, maintenance and instruments. The reduced length of stay in hospital (range 1-1.5 days) and length of surgery (range 102-360 min) are unable to compensate for the excess costs.Robotic surgery may require a smaller learning curve (20-40 cases) although the evidence is inconclusive.CONCLUSIONSRobotic surgery provides similar postoperative outcomes to laparoscopic surgery but a reduced learning curve.Although costs are currently high, increased competition from manufacturers and wider dissemination of the technology could drive down costs.Further trials are needed to evaluate long term outcomes in order to evaluate fully the value of all three procedures in urological surgery.

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JO - BJU International

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