Timeliness of follow-up after abnormal screening mammography.
Little information has been published concerning the timeliness of follow-up after abnormal mammography.
This article presents data on follow-up after abnormal mammography, including differences in follow-up by age, race, mammographic interpretation, and type of tracking system.
From unpublished data, the rate of timely follow-up 8 to 12 weeks after index abnormal mammography ranges from 69% to 99%. Women aged 65 and older, those of lower socioeconomic status, and those who are instructed to have repeat evaluations in four to six months have the highest proportion of untimely follow-up.
With use of computer-based tracking systems, timely follow-up ranges from 89% to 99%. Computer-based tracking systems should be encouraged to promote timely follow-up of abnormal mammography.
Further research is needed to better delineate those at risk for untimely follow-up after abnormal mammography, causes of untimely follow-up, the impact of untimely follow-up on breast cancer stage and mortality, and interventions that maximize timely follow-up.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Femelle, Homme, Dépistage, Précoce, Surveillance, Mammographie, Age, Race, Ethnie, Facteur risque, Statut socioéconomique, Système informatique, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Female, Human, Medical screening, Early, Surveillance, Mammography, Age, Race, Ethnic group, Risk factor, Socioeconomic status, Computer system, California, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0429266
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 10/04/1997.