Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of New Technologies in Stone Management.


Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up are all influential in determining the overall cost to the health care system for kidney stones. New innovations in the field of nephrolithiasis have been abundant, including disposable ureteroscopes, ultrasound-guided approaches to percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and advanced laser lithotripters. Identifying cost-effective treatment strategies encourages practitioners to be thoughtful about providing value-based high-quality care and remains on important principle in the treatment of urinary stone disease.


Cost-effectiveness,Disposables,Kidney stone surgery,Percutaneous nephrolithotomy,Robotic surgery,Shock wave lithotripsy,Ureteroscopy,