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TABLE 4Number and type of included studies

ComparisonStudy reportData collectionNumber of reports
Robotic vs laparoscopicRCT0
Non-randomised comparativeProspective2
Retrospective3
Both1
Not reported2
Total8
Robotic vs laparoscopic vs openRCT0
Non-randomised comparativeProspective1
Retrospective1
Not reported2
Total4
Robotic vs openRCT0
Non-randomised comparativeProspective8
Retrospective6
Both2
Not reported2
Total18
Laparoscopic vs openRCTProspective1
Non-randomised comparativeProspective15
Retrospective7
Unclear1
Not reported4
Total28

From: 4, Clinical effectiveness of robotic compared with laparoscopic techniques

Cover of Systematic Review and Economic Modelling of the Relative Clinical Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery for Removal of the Prostate in Men with Localised Prostate Cancer
Systematic Review and Economic Modelling of the Relative Clinical Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery for Removal of the Prostate in Men with Localised Prostate Cancer.
Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.41.
Ramsay C, Pickard R, Robertson C, et al.
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