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Swedish MTP Council recommended delaying the introduction of robotic surgery for knee, hip, and spine
On June 13, 2023, the Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council recommended that all regions delay the introduction of robotic systems for knee, hip, and spine surgery until they have been evaluated as part of the Orderly introduction framework. For now, MTP Council recommends robotic systems in these indications only to be used in the context of research.
The Orderly introduction framework supports the national adoption of novel technologies via a staged process, including horizon scanning, selection of the method for evaluation, the decision on national collaboration, health economic evaluation by the Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV), and recommendations by the MTP Council to regions regarding the implementation of the technology and criteria for use.
The MTP Council was informed about the region's interest in using robotic systems. As the costs are high, and the benefits are not yet clear, MTP Council decided to make a wait-and-see recommendation for now. The MTP Council will commission the TLV to perform a health economic assessment of these products. Based on the results, the MTP Council will make final recommendations to the regions.
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