was a challenge seen by more than 44 percent of
Another challenge more than 32
percent of people saw was cost. They
are expensive, especially compared to laparoscopic pro-
cedures which can also be more efficient, some said.
They also said there are issues
getting surgeons interested in
suing a robot, and, if surgeons
were interested, there was com-
petition within the facility to get
time on surgical robots.
Survey results were submitted from
professionals of all facility sizes. More than
30 percent of respondents were employees at a
healthcare facilities with 300-500 beds. More
than 27 percent worked at facilities with
150-300 beds, about 17 percent had less
than 50 beds, nearly 16 percent had more
than 500 beds and about 8 percent had
Most respondents worked in hospitals,
with about 8 percent working in surgery
center and 5 percent working in other areas, like
home health and education resource centers.
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