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Robots in Health Care Could Lead to a Doctorless Hospital

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Anjali Jaiprakash has her first first authored story in The Conversation.

Imagine your child requires a life-saving operation. You enter the hospital and are confronted with a stark choice.

Do you take the traditional path with human medical staff, including doctors and nurses, where long-term trials have shown a 90% chance that they will save your child’s life?

Or do you choose the robotic track, in the factory-like wing of the hospital, tended to by technical specialists and an array of robots, but where similar long-term trials have shown that your child has a 95% chance of survival?

PostedFebruary 09, 2016

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