Table 3

Hypothetical examples of combinations of effects that would outweigh the additional costs of a robot-assisted procedure when compared with laparoscopy

Scenario I*Scenario II*Scenario III*Scenario IV*
Duration of operation (min)− 250−5+15
Conversion00−2%0
Complication with CD I/II−10%0−5%−5%
Complication with CD III–V−5%0−5%−3%
Lasting complication00−5%−3%
Positive margin00−3%0
Hospitalization (day)0−10−1
QALY00.0200
  • *The percentages in the table are absolute percentages, the percentage of patients in the total group of patients in which this must be prevented.

  • CD, Clavien-Dindo; QALY, quality-adjusted life year.