Correlates of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatments Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • Our findings suggest that similar patients may get different treatment depending on their surgeon. Broader dissemination of guidelines coupled with increasing patient access to consultations before definitive surgery may reduce between-surgeon variation. Contributing factors such as patient-physician communication should be explored.

publication date

  • July 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.mlr.0000215893.01968.f1

PubMed ID

  • 16799355

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 609

end page

  • 16

volume

  • 44

number

  • 7