Expense of robotic thyroidectomy: a cost analysis at a single institution.

@article{Broome2012ExpenseOR,
  title={Expense of robotic thyroidectomy: a cost analysis at a single institution.},
  author={James T. Broome and Sharon Pomeroy and Carmen C. Sol{\'o}rzano},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 12},
  pages={1102-6}
}
HYPOTHESIS The cost of robotic thyroidectomy (RT) is significantly higher than that of standard open thyroidectomy (ST). DESIGN A retrospective cost analysis of ST was compared with a projected cost analysis of RT using institution-specific data. SETTING Endocrine surgery division at an academic center. PARTICIPANTS Standard open thyroidectomy data from 2 high-volume endocrine surgeons vs published variables from high-volume RT surgeons. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES A cost analysis was performed for… CONTINUE READING

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