By lzpro on July 15th, 2013
Hospitals Not Shy About Robotics Claims
As use of robotic surgery has proliferated, so have hospitals’ unsubstantiated marketing claims for the procedures, investigators reported here.
Among hospitals that marketed robotic gynecologic surgery on their websites, as many as 90% touted benefits that have minimal evidence-based support. Claims related to reduced pain, shorter recovery, and decreased blood loss were cited by 76% or more of hospitals that promoted robotic capabilities.