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Introducing robotic surgery into an endometrial cancer service--a prospective evaluation of clinical and economic outcomes in a UK institution.


ABSTRACT:

Background

We have assessed how the introduction of robotics in a publicly funded endometrial cancer service affects clinical and economic outcomes.

Methods

The 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.

Results

Prior 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.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6680287 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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