Robotic surgery: is it right for India?

Robotic surgery: is it right for India? Journal of Robotic Surgery https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-018-0830-5 BRIEF COMMUNIC ATION Gaurav S. Desai Received: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018 Robotic surgery has made headlines in numerous publica- many families to incur what is known as catastrophic health tions—both peer and non-peer reviewed. The attention and expenditure (CHE). Nearly 35% of poor Indian households hype over the new technology is unprecedented with more incur CHE and cannot afford basic daily needs as a result than 50 hospitals across the country purchasing the robotic of healthcare expenses [7]. Additionally, private healthcare surgical system. The current robotic system in the market insurance providers provide coverage albeit at exorbitant in India has definite advantages. Some of the more evident unreasonable costs. positives about the system is the fact that patients operated Hence the need to take a close look at the drawbacks of with robotic assistance have a shorter hospital stay and ear- any new technology and weigh them against its cost to our lier return to work. Additionally, surgeons agree that the fragile healthcare system. The robotic system like all other ergonomic superiority of the console is attractive. This apart, advances is not without http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Robotic Surgery Springer Journals

Robotic surgery: is it right for India?

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Publisher
Springer London
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Surgery; Urology
ISSN
1863-2483
eISSN
1863-2491
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11701-018-0830-5
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Journal of Robotic Surgery https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-018-0830-5 BRIEF COMMUNIC ATION Gaurav S. Desai Received: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018 Robotic surgery has made headlines in numerous publica- many families to incur what is known as catastrophic health tions—both peer and non-peer reviewed. The attention and expenditure (CHE). Nearly 35% of poor Indian households hype over the new technology is unprecedented with more incur CHE and cannot afford basic daily needs as a result than 50 hospitals across the country purchasing the robotic of healthcare expenses [7]. Additionally, private healthcare surgical system. The current robotic system in the market insurance providers provide coverage albeit at exorbitant in India has definite advantages. Some of the more evident unreasonable costs. positives about the system is the fact that patients operated Hence the need to take a close look at the drawbacks of with robotic assistance have a shorter hospital stay and ear- any new technology and weigh them against its cost to our lier return to work. Additionally, surgeons agree that the fragile healthcare system. The robotic system like all other ergonomic superiority of the console is attractive. This apart, advances is not without

Journal

Journal of Robotic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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