Can the costs of a surgical robot be amortised?

S Fischer, A Kisser
2016 European Journal of Public Health  
Robot-assisted surgery is already performed in many disciplines, especially in urology and gynaecology. Actually, there are two manufacturers whose products have market access in Europe: the da Vinci Õ Surgical System of Intuitive Surgical Õ and the TELELAP ALF-X Õ of Sofar. The aim of our research was to identify the costs for acquisition, maintenance and instruments of robotic-assisted surgery from the perspective of hospitals and to calculate time points for amortisation. Methods The
more » ... ation of the costs for acquisition, maintenance and the instruments was based on articles identified by a
doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw175.156 fatcat:ralb7rra6bandbegmvdhk4fe4a