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July 2013 (vol. 209, no. 1, page 20)

    Published:August 29, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2014.08.015
        Two references cited in a July 2013 article (Geller EJ, Matthews CA. Impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209:20.e1-5) require correction, as follows:
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        A letter to the editors and authors’ reply regarding these citations and other matters related to the article appear in this issue of the Journal.
        See related Letter to the Editors and Reply, page 569

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        • Impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability
          American Journal of Obstetrics & GynecologyVol. 209Issue 1
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            We sought to determine the impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability and assess the impact of secondary variables.
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        • Impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability
          American Journal of Obstetrics & GynecologyVol. 211Issue 5
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            We have read the article of Drs Mueller and Matthews on the “impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability” with interest and have several questions.1
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          American Journal of Obstetrics & GynecologyVol. 211Issue 5
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            We thank Dr Morse and his colleagues for their comments regarding our publication entitled “Impact of robotic operative efficiency on profitability.” In clarification, the manuscript reports an analysis of the actual financial data for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 at our institution: “All associated costs, charges, assigned overhead, and total reimbursements were collected…Profitability was defined as a positive operating income. Operating income was defined as total revenue minus total operating costs (fixed and variable).
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