TABLE 20Operation time in minutes – directly comparative studies only

StudyRobotic, n, mean (SD)Laparoscopic, n, mean (SD)
Bolenz 2009102264, 198a (58.7)220, 235a (66.9)
Drouin 200910171, 199.6 (36.6)b85, 257.3 (94.3)b
Gosseine 200991122, 237 (67.4)125, 241 (68.3)
Hu 200692322, 186a (55.9)358, 246a (69.3)
Joseph 200794754, 194 (57.8)800, 179 (54.3)
Menon 20029540, 274 (94.3)b40, 258 (80.3)b
Rozet 200796133, 166 (51.2)133, 160 (49.8)
Sundaram 20049710, 290 (78.7)10, 394 (99.7)
Predicted mean time (minutes)225.1237.5
Mean difference (95% CrI)All studies−12.4 (−16.5 to −8.1)
Low-risk studies onlyNot estimable
a

Median values assumed to be same as mean.

b

The SD was not imputed.

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

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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.
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