Have we expanded the equitable delivery of postmastectomy breast reconstruction in the new millennium? Evidence from the national cancer data base.

@article{Sisco2012HaveWE,
  title={Have we expanded the equitable delivery of postmastectomy breast reconstruction in the new millennium? Evidence from the national cancer data base.},
  author={Mark Sisco and Hongyan Du and Jeremy Warner and Michael A. Howard and David Porter Winchester and Katharine Yao},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={215 5},
  pages={658-66; discussion 666}
}
BACKGROUND Studies examining patterns of cancer care before 2000 have shown underuse of postmastectomy breast reconstruction as well as racial and socioeconomic disparities in its delivery. These findings prompted legislation designed to broaden use at the turn of the millennium. However, little is known about trends in these findings over the past decade. STUDY DESIGN Patients who underwent mastectomy for stage 0 to III breast cancer between 1998 and 2007 (n = 452,903) were studied using the… CONTINUE READING