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Programme "Puls" about the SMB report on surgical robots

On 13 May 2019, the Swiss television programme "Puls" reported on the SMB report on surgical robots under the title "A trend without proven benefit".

Switzerland has the highest density of surgical robots in the world, and their benefits for patients are controversial. The use of these expensive devices is only recommended in large, specialised centres. Nevertheless, many small hospitals rely on robots - not least for marketing reasons.

The programme can be viewed at