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.


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


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.


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

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