Here’s an interesting piece on the challenges small hospitals face in assessing whether to invest in a robotic program. CAVA encounters stories like this one regularly. What you read here is fairly typical of the approach many small hospitals take. Be warned, however, there is MUCH MORE any small hospital should be aware of in making a go/ no-go decision to get into into robotics than the info presented here. While this article provides insight into some of the questions, the understanding here is VASTLY incomplete. Determining cost-effectiveness is a complex 21-element algorithm. CAVA can help any smaller hospital considering a robotic program to approach this optimally. The difference can be measured in months vs years to program success (if at all), as well as hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, in bottom line impact.