Treatment Modality and Quality Differences for Black and White Breast-Cancer Patients Treated in Community Hospitals

@article{Diehr1989TreatmentMA,
  title={Treatment Modality and Quality Differences for Black and White Breast-Cancer Patients Treated in Community Hospitals},
  author={Paula K. Diehr and J Yergan and Joseph Chu and Polly Feigl and Gwen Glaefke and Roger E. Moe and Marilyn Bergner and Jeff Rodenbaugh},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={1989},
  volume={27},
  pages={942-958}
}
This study assessed the relationship of race and patterns of care, defined by an expert NCI-appointed committee, for 7,781 patients with breast cancer treated in 107 hospitals in 45 communities between 1982 and 1985. After control for age and stage of disease, black patients had significantly different care from white patients for four of the ten patterns examined. They were less likely to have a progesterone receptor assay or to be referred for postmastectomy rehabilitation, two patterns… 
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