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Title: A cost-analysis study of robotic versus conventional mitral valve repair.
Epworth Authors: Kam, Jonathan
Almeida, Aubrey
Other Authors: Cooray, Shamil
Kam, Jeremy
Smith, Julian
Keywords: Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Regurgitation
Cardiac Sciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Heart Lung Circ . 2010 Jul;19(7):413-8
Abstract: Background: Robotic mitral valve repair has been performed in Australia since 2004. The aim of this study was to perform a cost-analysis of robotic mitral valve repair (MVR) with direct comparison to conventional MVR surgery. Methods: All isolated MVRs performed within one metropolitan hospital network, between June 2005 and June 2008, were retrospectively compared. Ad hoc cost analysis was conducted. Results: There were 107 robotic and 40 conventional MVRs performed. The post-operative degrees of mitral regurgitation were comparable. Total operating time was 18% longer in robotic compared to conventional (239 min vs. 202 min, p<0.001, 95% CI: 11-27%). In robotic, Intensive Care Unit stay was reduced by 19% (p=0.002, 37 h vs. 45 h), and length of hospital stay was reduced by 26% (p<0.001, 6.47 days vs. 8.76 days). Mean hospital cost, without including capital costs, was not significantly increased (AUD$18,503 vs. AUD$17,880 p=0.176, 95% CI: -282 to 1,530). Conclusions: Robotic mitral repair can be performed with similar immediate repair success rates as conventional surgery with a shorter recovery time, but a slightly longer operative time. There is no significant increase in cost over conventional surgery.
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.02.009
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ISSN: 1443-9506
Journal Title: Heart, Lung and Circulation
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Surgery (Monash Medical Centre), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Comparative Study
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