Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy: a complete cost analysis.

@article{Martin2011RobotassistedRC,
  title={Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy: a complete cost analysis.},
  author={Aaron D Martin and Rafael N Nu{\~n}ez and Erik Peter Castle},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={621-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To perform a complete cost analysis comparing robot assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) versus open radical cystectomy (ORC). MATERIAL AND METHODS After institutional review board approval for data collection, we prospectively recorded perioperative outcomes and costs, such as hospital stay, transfusion rate, readmission rate, and medications for consecutive patients undergoing RARC or ORC. Using actual cost data, we developed a cost decision tree model to determine typical… CONTINUE READING
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