Characteristics of primary care office systems as predictors of mammography utilization.
To evaluate the association between primary care office systems and mammography utilization by women older than 10 years.
An independent-practice association health maintenance organization (HMO) in Massachusetts.
One hundred thirty-two primary care practices, representing 321 physicians and 4378 women with at least 12 months of recent, continuous assignment to a practice participating in the HMO.
Practice characteristics and procedures for mammography referral and follow-up were ascertained by interviews of office managers.
For each practice, the proportion of women older than 10 years who received a mammogram during their most recent 12-month period of assignment to the practice was calculated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glande mammaire pathologie, Système santé, Tumeur maligne, Dépistage, Homme, Femelle, Radiodiagnostic, Radiographie, Mammographie, Soin santé primaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammary gland diseases, Health system, Malignant tumor, Medical screening, Human, Female, Radiodiagnosis, Radiography, Mammography, Primary health care, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0514731
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.