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Uptake and accessibility of surgical robotics in England

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Title: Uptake and accessibility of surgical robotics in England
Authors: Lam, K
Clarke, J
Purkayastha, S
Kinross, JM
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background The distribution, utilisation and accessibility of surgical robotics in England is unknown. Methods A nationwide Freedom of Information (FOI) request was sent to all acute National Health Service (NHS) trusts. Accessibility was assessed for 32 843 Lower Super Output Areas in England. Results All 149 acute NHS trusts responded to the FOI request. Sixty‐one robots are distributed between 48 trusts. The number of robots and robotic procedures has increased annually. Urological procedures comprise 84.2% of robotic procedures. Procedure volume varies between robotic centres ranging from 1 to 683 in 2018. Over 2.4 million people have a travel time of over 1 hour to their nearest robotic centre. Discussion National accessibility to robotic services and case volumes are variable and does not represent good value for the NHS. A national robotic surgery registry could improve the quality of robotic surgery and is needed to dynamically assess national provision of this technology.
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2020
Date of Acceptance: 22-Sep-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/85737
DOI: 10.1002/rcs.2174
ISSN: 1478-5951
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Start Page: 1
End Page: 7
Journal / Book Title: International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2020 The Authors. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding
Funder's Grant Number: RDB04 79560
RD207
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Surgery
accessibility
distribution
surgical robotics
utility
LAPAROSCOPIC PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY
CANCER
SURGERY
accessibility
distribution
surgical robotics
utility
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Surgery
accessibility
distribution
surgical robotics
utility
LAPAROSCOPIC PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY
CANCER
SURGERY
Surgery
1103 Clinical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN e2174
Online Publication Date: 2020-09-26
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
Mathematics
Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
Institute of Global Health Innovation
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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