Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Breast Reconstruction Options in the Setting of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy Using the BREAST-Q Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Mammaplasty
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

abstract

  • For patients with advanced breast cancer who require postmastectomy radiotherapy, immediate prosthetic-based breast reconstruction is a cost-effective approach. Despite high complication rates, implant use can be rationalized based on low cost and health-related quality-of-life benefit derived from early breast mound restoration. If greater life expectancy is anticipated, autologous transfer is cost effective as well and may be a superior option.

publication date

  • March 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4986994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.prs.0000479935.92904.a3

PubMed ID

  • 26910695

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 510e

end page

  • 517e

volume

  • 137

number

  • 3