Utilization and outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy.

  title={Utilization and outcomes of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy.},
  author={Jim C. Hu and Qin Wang and Chris L. Pashos and Stuart R. Lipsitz and Nancy L. Keating},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={26 14},
PURPOSE Demand for minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) to treat prostate cancer is increasing; however, outcomes remain unclear. We assessed utilization, complications, lengths of stay, and salvage therapy rates for MIRP versus open radical prostatectomy assessed whether MIRP surgeon volume is associated with better outcomes. METHODS We identified 2,702 men undergoing MIRP and open radical prostatectomy during 2003 to 2005 from a national 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries. We… CONTINUE READING

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