The Economics of Cystoscopy with Dr. Yair Lotan

Endoscopy Insights Podcast

The Economics of Cystoscopy

"Clinics without sufficient staff or resources to resterilize scopes readily might be able to provide more access to cystoscopy if they incorporate use of disposable scopes.”

A micro-cost analysis published in Urology broke down per-procedural costs for cystoscopy and explored how single-use cystoscopes might provide a cost-effective option for providers.

One of the authors of that study, Dr. Yair Lotan, is our guest on the newest episode of Endoscopy Insights and he walks us through his findings. Factors such as capital equipment costs, labor, and supply costs, as well as the number of procedures performed each year, impact the price of cystoscopy.

“It may become more cost-effective for relatively less-common in-hospital bedside cystoscopies to be performed using disposable scopes,” Lotan and his co-authors write in their study. “Furthermore, the portability may allow the disposable scope to be used in a room that may not have space for a traditional tower with monitor. Likewise, clinics without sufficient staff or resources to resterilize scopes readily might be able to provide more access to cystoscopy if they incorporate use of disposable scopes.”

Dr. Lotan is a urology professor and chief of urologic oncology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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