Cost comparison of open and robotic partial nephrectomy using a short postoperative pathway Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Pathways
  • Nephrectomy
  • Postoperative Care
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • Despite the shorter hospital LOS associated with RPN, the immediate perioperative cost of OPN was lower than that of RPN for patients managed under a common care pathway, mainly due to high robotic purchase and maintenance costs. In light of the current health care debate, such financial disincentives may compromise the sustainability of advances in medical technology.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2014.10.044

PubMed ID

  • 25586478

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 596

end page

  • 603

volume

  • 85

number

  • 3