Reconstructive breast surgery: referring physician knowledge and learning needs.

  title={Reconstructive breast surgery: referring physician knowledge and learning needs.},
  author={Kyle R. Wanzel and Mitchell Brown and Dimitri J. Anastakis and Glenn Regehr},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={110 6},
          1441-50; discussion 1451-4
Despite the positive impact that reconstructive breast surgery can have on a woman's quality of life, the percentage of eligible candidates that have this procedure remains surprisingly low. The authors hypothesized that this may be attributable to inadequate knowledge, inadequate information, and/or misinformation available to physicians caring for these patients. A needs assessment of primary care physicians, general surgeons, oncologists, and plastic surgeons was conducted to determine… CONTINUE READING


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