Mihaljevic et al investigate conditions under which benefits of robotic surgery mitigate high technology costs. See also the invited commentary by Yuh.
Parsons and colleagues conducted a cohort study of 401 325 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to investigate associations of patient safety with the diffusion of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy resulting from the development of the da Vinci robot. Allaf and Partin provided a related commentary.
Gandaglia et al evaluate the role of the surgical approach on the risk for surgical site infections (SSIs) in a large cohort of patients undergoing open and minimally invasive surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Kim and Smaldone.