Referral of breast cancer patients to medical oncologists after initial surgical management.

@article{Siminoff2000ReferralOB,
  title={Referral of breast cancer patients to medical oncologists after initial surgical management.},
  author={Laura A. Siminoff and Airong Zhang and Christina M Saunders Sturm and Natalie Colabianchi},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={696-704}
}
BACKGROUND Decisions to refer patients to other physicians for care or consultation are an important component of the provision of appropriate care for cancer patients. However, little is known about the referral process between specialists. OBJECTIVES To examine the referral patterns of specialists to specialists and to understand why only some breast cancer patients receive a consultation with a medical oncologist. RESEARCH DESIGN This study was conducted in a large metropolitan region… CONTINUE READING

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