Robotic surgery: good studies of effectiveness “never been done…not going to magically appear now”
“Harm has been done” – spine journal’s critical review of Medtronic Infuse studies
How do patients decide to accept implantable heart devices?
Guest post: Are heart device study authors overselling their benefits?
Small town, small hospital example of how robotic surgery is promoted
Ads & news (often resembling ads) fuel growing use of robotic prostatectomy
Chicago Tribune reports on clinical trial ethics/conflict of interest question
Hospital websites hype robotic surgery, ignore risks, influenced by manufacturer
Urologists’ report: more prostate cancer surgery driven by more robotic procedures
See ProPublica’s breakdown of millions spent by industry “festooning” Heart Rhythm Society conference