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Table 1 Questions from CHEERS checklist

From: A systematic review about costing methodology in robotic surgery: evidence for low quality in most of the studies

Section/items Items No Questions
Introduction
 Background and objectives 3 Was an explicit statement of the broader context provided for the study?
Were the study questions and its relevance for health policy or practice decisions presented?
Methods
 Target population and subgroups 4 Were the analyzed characteristics of the base case population and subgroups described, including why they were chosen?
 Setting and location 5 Were relevant aspects of the system(s) stated in which the decision(s) needed to be made?
 Study perspective 6 Was the perspective of the study described and related to the costs being evaluated?
 Comparators 7 Were the compared interventions or strategies describe and was it stated why they were chosen?
 Time horizon 8 What was the time horizon?
Was the time horizon justified?
 Discount rate 9 If relevant, which discount rate was applied?a
 Estimating resources and costs 13 Was micro-costing applied?
Was the costs of purchasing the RMIS platform included?
Were the maintainance costs of RMIS reported (incl. depreciation and number of procedures)?
  1. aNA: If time horizon is not more than a year