Process of Care Failures in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

@article{Weingart2009ProcessOC,
  title={Process of Care Failures in Breast Cancer Diagnosis},
  author={Saul N. Weingart and Mark Saadeh and Brett Simchowitz and Tejal K. Gandhi and Larissa Nekhlyudov and David M. Studdert and Ann Louise Puopolo and Lawrence N. Shulman},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={702-709}
}
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDProcess of care failures may contribute to diagnostic errors in breast cancer care.OBJECTIVETo identify patient- and provider-related process of care failures in breast cancer screening and follow-up in a non-claims-based cohort.DESIGNRetrospective chart review of a cohort of patients referred to two Boston cancer centers with new breast cancer diagnoses between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2004.PARTICIPANTSWe identified 2,275 women who reported ≥90 days between symptom… CONTINUE READING
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