Correlates of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatments.

@article{Hawley2006CorrelatesOB,
  title={Correlates of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatments.},
  author={Sarah T Hawley and Tim Hofer and Nancy Janz and Angela Fagerlin and Kendra L. Schwartz and Lihua Liu and Dennis Deapen and Monica Morrow and Steven J. Katz},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          609-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Determinants of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatment utilization are not well understood. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to evaluate variation in receipt of surgical treatment (ie, mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery with or without radiation) for women with stage I, II, or III breast cancer and receipt of breast reconstruction attributable to surgeons, and to assess factors associated with this between-surgeon variation. METHODS We surveyed all… CONTINUE READING
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