Comparison of outcome and cost between the open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical treatments for colon cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis using nationwide hospital record database.

Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. [Email]

Abstract

There are limited studies that compare the cost and outcome of robotic-assisted surgery to open and laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer treatment. We aimed to compare the three surgical modalities for colon cancer treatment.

Keywords

Colon cancer,Comparative effectiveness research,Cost analysis,Laparoscopic surgery,Open surgery,Robotic-assisted surgery,

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