Cost of Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy
Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) for the treatment of bladder cancer is increasingly being employed. When only direct costs are considered, open radical cystectomy as compared to RARC is a less costly therapy. However, when indirect costs are also considered, cost-margins narrow, as RARC may result in less complication-related expenditures. Future prospective comparisons of the two modalities should include costing data to optimally compare cost effectiveness of the open and robotic approach to bladder surgery.
KeywordsRadical Cystectomy Urinary Diversion Ileal Conduit Open Radical Cystectomy Robotic Case
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