Hospital Based Economic Assessment of Robotic Surgery

  • R. Miniati
  • F. Dori
  • G. Cecconi
  • F. Frosini
  • F. Saccà
  • G. Biffi Gentili
  • F. Petrucci
  • S. Franchi
  • R. Gusinu
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 41)

Abstract

The aim of the following paper is reporting the hospital based assessment of robotic surgery at the teaching hospital AOU Careggi in Florence (Italy). The analysis was mainly focused on the economic assessment of robotic surgery at the hospital context by evaluating different acquisition simulated scenarios and by comparing two different robotic solutions: the daVinci© and the Kymerax©.

The methodology is based on the calculation of specific economic indicators which takes into consideration the number of interventions and different clinical uses. The indicators are based on scientific evidence coming from scientific literature, simulated clinical and consumption data and expert opinions.

DaVinci system usability is really high especially for those clinical application needing complex movements while Kymerax could represent a valid alternative to laparoscopy for less complicated surgery.

Keywords

Hospital Based Assessment Robotic Surgery 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Miniati
    • 1
  • F. Dori
    • 1
  • G. Cecconi
    • 1
  • F. Frosini
    • 1
  • F. Saccà
    • 1
  • G. Biffi Gentili
    • 1
  • F. Petrucci
    • 2
  • S. Franchi
    • 2
  • R. Gusinu
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Engineering DepartmentUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.HTA DepartmentTeaching Hospital AOU CareggiFlorenceItaly

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