Clinician awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery setting

@article{Tam2011ClinicianAA,
  title={Clinician awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery setting},
  author={Emily Ka Yi Tam and Ling Shen and Julie R. Munneke and Lynn M. Ackerson and Paula N. Partee and Carol P. Somkin and Mary Andr{\'e} and Susan E. Kutner and Saskia R. J. Thiadens and Marilyn L. Kwan},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={131},
  pages={1029-1038}
}
Breast cancer survivors have reported dissatisfaction regarding their education on risk of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) from clinicians. We describe clinician knowledge and treatment referral of patients with BCRL among active oncologists, surgeons, and primary care physicians in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Medical Care Program. A total of 887 oncologists, surgeons, and primary care clinicians completed a 10-minute web survey from May 2, 2010 to December 31, 2010 on… CONTINUE READING