Are Percutaneous Biopsy Rates a Reasonable Quality Measure in Breast Cancer Management?

@article{Olaya2010ArePB,
  title={Are Percutaneous Biopsy Rates a Reasonable Quality Measure in Breast Cancer Management?},
  author={Windy A Olaya and Won Jung Bae and Jan Rang Wong and Jasmine W. S. Wong and Sharmila Roy-Chowdhury and Kevork K. Kazanjian and Sharon Lum},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={268-272}
}
Utilization of percutaneous needle biopsy (PNB) has been proposed as a quality measure of breast cancer care. We evaluated rates and reasons for failure of patients undergoing PNB as the initial diagnostic procedure for evaluation of breast pathology. We performed a retrospective review of sequential patients undergoing image-guided PNB and open surgical excisional breast biopsies from January 2006 to July 2009 at our institution. Factors associated with failure to undergo a percutaneous… CONTINUE READING

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