BackgroundWe have assessed how the introduction of robotics in a publicly funded endometrial cancer service affects clinical and economic outcomes.
MethodsThe study included 196 women. Costs were divided into those for wards, high dependency, staffing, theatres, pharmacy, blood products, imaging, pathology and rehabilitation. Capital depreciation was included.
ResultsPrior to the introduction of robotics, 78/130 (60.0%) cases were performed open, compared to 17/66 (25.8%) afterwards (p?ConclusionsIntroducing robotics resulted in fewer laparotomies, shorter stays, fewer complications and lower costs.