Surgeon characteristics and variations in treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

@article{Gilligan2007SurgeonCA,
  title={Surgeon characteristics and variations in treatment for early-stage breast cancer.},
  author={Mary Ann Gilligan and Joan M Neuner and Rodney Sparapani and Purushottam W. Laud and Ann Butler Nattinger},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
HYPOTHESIS Adherence to National Institutes of Health consensus statement recommendations for early-stage breast cancer will vary by surgeon characteristics. DESIGN Secondary data analysis using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results national tumor registry linked with Medicare claims data. Logistic regression was used to analyze data on a cohort of 1045 surgeons who operated on 9449 Medicare patients with early-stage breast cancer. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Care adherent to the 1990… CONTINUE READING

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