Journal article

Patterns-of-care and health economic analysis of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in the Australian public health system

Marnique Basto, Niranjan Sathianathen, Luc te Marvelde, Shane Ryan, Jeremy Goad, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Anthony J Costello, Daniel A Moon, Alexander G Heriot, Jim Butler, Declan G Murphy



OBJECTIVES: To compare patterns of care and peri-operative outcomes of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) with other surgical approaches, and to create an economic model to assess the viability of RARP in the public case-mix funding system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all radical prostatectomies (RPs) performed for localized prostate cancer in Victoria, Australia, from the Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset, a large administrative database that records all hospital inpatient episodes in Victoria. The first database, covering the period from July 2010 to April 2013 (n = 5 130), was used to compare length of hospital stay (LOS) and blood transfusion rates between..

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