To study whether Halsted mastectomy was used only when properly indicated, a prospective survey was undertaken on the process of care of 985 breast cancer patients seen consecutively at 62 general hospitals in Northern and Central Italy.
Overall, 79% of Halsted mastectomies were performed inappropriately.
The procedure was less likely to be performed on more educated patients and, other factors considered, on those seen at hospitals with larger volume.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Indication, Mastectomie, Chirurgie, Homme, Femelle, Italie, Europe, Epidémiologie, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Indication, Mastectomy, Surgery, Human, Female, Italy, Europe, Epidemiology, Mammary gland diseases
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Cote : 94-0680219
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 09/06/1995.