Comparative analysis of global practice patterns in urologic robot-assisted surgery.

@article{Yuh2010ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of global practice patterns in urologic robot-assisted surgery.},
  author={Bertram E. Yuh and Abid Hussain and Rameela Chandrasekhar and Marlene B Bienko and Pamela M. Piacente and Gregory Wilding and Mani Menon and James O. Peabody and Khurshid A. Guru},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={1637-44}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine and compare the status of urologic laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery (RAS) across the world. METHODS Two hundred ninety-one surveys were completed by urologists at various national and international conferences in 2008. The 58-item questionnaire assessed the individual and institutional practice patterns of minimally invasive surgery with a focus on RAS. Surveys from Europe and North American continents (ENA) were compared with surveys from the Middle East and… CONTINUE READING