Judith Hirshfield-Bartek

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
A 1986 audit of 150 randomly selected radiation therapy patient records revealed 147 records containing completed nursing assessment and weekly progress notes. Documentation of care provided was comprehensive, but concern was expressed over the length of time it required--an average of 40 minutes for the patient interview and an additional 20 minutes for(More)
51 Background: Delayed chemotherapy is associated with adverse clinical outcomes for breast cancer patients. Few studies have examined the processes of care within administrative staff and providers' control that might affect the timeliness of breast cancer care. Coordinating transitions of care from surgical to medical oncology to eliminate variation is(More)
Few studies have examined care processes within providers’ and institutions’ control that expedite or delay care. The authors investigated the timeliness of breast cancer care at a comprehensive cancer center, focusing on factors influencing the time from initial consultation to first definitive surgery (FDS). The care of 1,461 women with breast cancer who(More)
The authors sought to measure the timeliness of care for patients with breast cancer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center throughout the treatment continuum, and to identify sources of variation that may serve as targets for improving care delivery. This report describes the methods that were developed to measure and analyze baseline performance.
Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) has the potential to improve the sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure by facilitating percutaneous and intraoperative identification of lymphatic channels and SLNs. Previous studies suggested that a dose of 0.62 mg (1.6 mL of 0.5 mM) ICG is optimal for SLN mapping in breast cancer. The(More)
Inappropriate and inaccurate counseling with regard to abortion and the risk of breast cancer may result if readers accept without critical review Lucille Canty's biased article on the association between induced abortion and breast cancer printed in Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF). The potential resulting psychological harm could be considerable. The(More)
110 Background: Timely diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, endorsed by organizations such as ASCO and NCCN, are essential to ensure optimal clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Inefficient care coordination may adversely affect care quality. At our cancer center, 75% of patients who undergo mastectomy seek a reconstructive surgery consult and(More)
  • 1