Correlates of referral practices of general surgeons to plastic surgeons for mastectomy reconstruction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • General Surgery
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Surgery, Plastic

abstract

  • A large proportion of surgeons do not refer breast cancer patients to plastic surgery at the time of surgical decision-making. Surgeons who have a high referral propensity are more likely to be women, to have a high clinical breast volume, and to work in cancer centers. These data support the importance of comanagement through multidisciplinary care models. Women need more opportunities to discuss reconstructive options to make informed surgical treatment decisions about their breast cancer.

publication date

  • May 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.22598

PubMed ID

  • 17387715

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1715

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 109

number

  • 9