Patterns and correlates of patient referral to surgeons for treatment of breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
  • Mastectomy
  • Patient Participation
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Women with breast cancer who actively participate in the surgeon selection process are more likely to be treated by more experienced surgeons and in hospitals with cancer programs. Patients should be aware that provider or health plan-based referral may not connect them with the most experienced surgeon or comprehensive practice setting in their community.

publication date

  • January 20, 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2006.06.1846

PubMed ID

  • 17235044

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 271

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 25

number

  • 3