The influence of sociodemographic factors and hospital characteristics on the method of breast reconstruction, including microsurgery: A U.S. population-based study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Hospitals
  • Mammaplasty
  • Microsurgery

abstract

  • Microsurgical techniques are currently used in only a minority of reconstructions. Sociodemographic variables and teaching hospital status influence the method of breast reconstruction. The presence of disparities in care suggests that current decision making for breast reconstruction is not based solely on patient preference or anatomical features.

publication date

  • May 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824a29c5

PubMed ID

  • 22544091

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1071

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 129

number

  • 5