Compliance with breast-conservation standards for patients with early-stage breast carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • Large-scale evaluation of the penetration of treatment standards is feasible. For patients who underwent lumpectomy, practice appeared to be consistent (> or = 80% compliance), with 73% of 22 treatment standards evaluated. The standards with poor compliance represent areas for targeted physician education and reevaluation. Significant differences in adherence to a standard were seen frequently based on a hospital's geographic location and type of cancer program. This emphasizes the importance of adequate dissemination of treatment standards to ensure penetration into medical practices of all types.

publication date

  • February 15, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.11141

PubMed ID

  • 12569588

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 893

end page

  • 904

volume

  • 97

number

  • 4