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Table 3 Robot-related costs

From: Cost comparison between open radical cystectomy, laparoscopic radical cystectomy, and robot-assisted radical cystectomy for patients with bladder cancer: a systematic review of segmental costs

AuthorPurchase costAmortization periodAnnual maintenance cost# of case per yearTotal per-case cost
Bansal [13]N.A.10-year$323/case400$766
Bochner [23]N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
Martin [21]N.A.7-yearN.A.300$1128
Lee [22]$1,650,0007-year$125,000 (347$/case)361$1000
Smith [11]N.A.5-yearN.A.288 (including prostatectomy cases)$2303
  1. Robot-related cost data of the included studies. Robot-related costs included robot purchase costs and annual maintenance costs. The robot-related costs were calculated using the amortization periods and the annual number of cases in the institutions. The data on amortization periods and annual number of cases are also listed in this table