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Journal Article

Underreporting of robotic surgery complications.

Cooper MA, Ibrahim A, Lyu H, et al. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. 2015;37:133-8.

By cross-referencing court records and news reports with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adverse device event database, the authors identified several cases of preventable adverse events in robotic laparoscopic surgery that were not properly reported to the FDA. A checklist has been proposed to minimize hazards in robotic surgery.