Patterns and correlates of patient referral to surgeons for treatment of breast cancer
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
Referral and Consultation
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.