Lost opportunities: physicians' reasons and disparities in breast cancer treatment.

@article{Bickell2007LostOP,
  title={Lost opportunities: physicians' reasons and disparities in breast cancer treatment.},
  author={Nina A. Bickell and Felice LePar and Jason H J Wang and Howard Leventhal},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 18},
  pages={2516-21}
}
PURPOSE Women with breast cancer do not consistently receive adjuvant treatments that have been shown to increase survival. Acquiring an understanding of the reasons for these lost opportunities may inform strategies for quality improvement. METHODS Interviews were conducted with surgeons treating 119 women who did not receive guideline-recommended adjuvant therapy to ascertain reasons underlying treatment omission. Primary reason for underuse was categorized as not recommended, recommended… CONTINUE READING

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