Beyond the Abstract - Cost-analysis comparison of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RC) vs open RC, by Richard Lee, MD, MBA

BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - With ever rising healthcare costs, it has become prudent to evaluate all new technologies not just from a clinical standpoint, but also a financial one.

With bladder cancer being one of the most expensive cancers to treat, we sought to analyze the current literature on the cost comparison of open vs. robotic radical cystectomy.

Briefly, we found despite an increased initial materials cost, RC can be more cost efficient than OC when complications are factored.

 

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