Improving access to care: Breast surgeons, the gatekeepers to breast reconstruction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • The breast surgeon's decision to refer a patient for reconstruction significantly affects whether the patient will receive breast reconstruction. Factors that appear to influence the referral decision are age, diabetes, body mass index, and laterality of mastectomy (bilateral more than unilateral).

publication date

  • March 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.11.014

PubMed ID

  • 22225646

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 270

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 214

number

  • 3