Table 5

Required effects with the robot to compensate the minimum and maximum additional costs (table 4) if these effects would occur in only one variable at a time

Effect needed per variable to compensate the additional costs of €1086*Effect needed per variable to compensate the additional costs of €4598*
Duration of operation (min)−79−335
Conversion−64%N/A (>100%)
Complication with Clavien-Dindo I/II−22%−92%
Complication with Clavien-Dindo III–V−7%−29%
Lasting complication−7%−31%
Positive margin−22%−92%
Hospitalization (day)−1.63−6.88
QALY0.0220.092
  • *The percentages in the table are absolute percentages, the percentage of patients in the total group of patients in which this must be prevented. N/A (>100%) means that more than 100% prevention is warranted to compensate for the extra costs of a robot-assisted procedure.

  • QALY, quality-adjusted life year.