One of the most important means of advancing patient care is the responsible and deliberate adoption of new technologies into clinical practice. However, compared with new pharmaceuticals, for example, new surgical technologies are often adopted in a largely unregulated fashion in the United States. Robotic surgery is perhaps the best contemporary example where debate around the lack of evidence supporting the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness has led many to question its rapid and widespread adoption.
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Sheetz KH, Massarweh NN. Toward IDEAL Adoption of Robotic Surgery Into Clinical Practice—Lessons From Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. JAMA Surg. Published online December 02, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.5542
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