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Canada has 1 surgical robot for every 97 in the U.S.

The surgeon who blogs as the Skeptical Scalpel – and who is a frequent critic of the proliferation of robotic surgical systems – is at it again, this time posting “Robots attack America, but Canada not so much.”

 

(Addendum on April 12:  Don’t miss our later post on direct-to-consumer website promotion of robotic prostatectomy.)

 

How about proton beam radiation facilities?  My bet is that the scoreboard for the big medical arms race reads something like 15 for the U.S. – zero for Canada.

 

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