The impact of travel distance on breast reconstruction in the United States Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Mammaplasty
  • Travel

abstract

  • Although greater patient awareness and insurance coverage have contributed to increased breast reconstruction rates in the United States, the presence of geographic barriers suggests an unmet need. Academic programs have the greatest reconstruction rates, but are located farther from patients' residences. Increasing the number of plastics surgeons, especially in community centers, would be one method of addressing this inequality.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4776632

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001847

PubMed ID

  • 26710002

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 12

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 137

number

  • 1