Influence of physician, patient, and health care system characteristics on the use of outpatient mastectomy‏

J Woods, Stephanie. and Shahbazi, Sara. (2016) Influence of physician, patient, and health care system characteristics on the use of outpatient mastectomy‏. The American Journal of Surgery.


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BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Breast cancer surgeries can be performed on either an inpatient or ambulatory basis. This systematic review of literature on outpatient mastectomy examines what is known about the factors that influence the use of this procedure, existing public policies, and strategies to promote the appropriate use of outpatient mastectomy. METHODS: Factors associated with the utilization of outpatient mastectomy were categorized and discussed under the following headings: ‘‘patient level,’’ ‘‘physician level,’’ and ‘‘system level.’’ RESULTS: Potential contributing factors to the use of outpatient mastectomy at the patient level were race, educational level, comorbid conditions, cancer stage, and health insurance. Contributing factors at the provider level were demographics, surgeon specialty, and whether physician is an American or international graduate. The associated factors at the system level were state policy and legislation and hospital characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: The evidence in the research literature suggests that the use of outpatient mastectomy is a function of interactions between patient and physician characteristics, managed care influences, and the state policies and laws

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outpatient mastectomy; Patient-level; Provider-level; System-level characteristics; Public policies
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
QZ pathology-Neoplasms
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 08:28

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