Comparative effectiveness of robotic-assisted vs thoracoscopic lobectomy.

  title={Comparative effectiveness of robotic-assisted vs thoracoscopic lobectomy.},
  author={Subroto Paul and Jessica J Jalbert and Abby J. Isaacs and Nasser Khaled Altorki and O. Wayne Isom and Art Sedrakyan},
  volume={146 6},
BACKGROUND Robotic-assisted lobectomy is being offered increasingly to patients. However, little is known about its safety, complication profile, or effectiveness. METHODS Patients undergoing lobectomy in in the United States from 2008 to 2011 were identified in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. In-hospital mortality, complications, length of stay, and cost for patients undergoing robotic-assisted lobectomy were compared with those for patients undergoing thoracoscopic lobectomy. RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING
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