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Quality of care for women presenting with benign breast conditions

Livingston, Patricia, Hirst, S, Pitcher, M, Mann, G, Collins, J and Hayman, J 2005, Quality of care for women presenting with benign breast conditions, Internal medicine journal, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 357-358, doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2005.00815.x.

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Title Quality of care for women presenting with benign breast conditions
Author(s) Livingston, Patricia
Hirst, S
Pitcher, M
Mann, G
Collins, J
Hayman, J
Journal name Internal medicine journal
Volume number 35
Issue number 6
Start page 357
End page 358
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, Mass.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1444-0903
1445-5994
Keyword(s) benign breast disease
timelines to diagnosis
private sector
Summary The aim of the study was to investigate the management of women with benign breast problems. A consecutive sample of women (n = 194) was assessed who presented to public or private sector providers. The main reasons for referral were breast lumps (62%); 56% of women who attended the public sector did not receive any recommendation compared to 40% who attended the private sector and clinical/general practitioner reviews were recommended to more women in the private sector (54%). Reasons for the discrepancy between public and private patients require further investigation. (Intern Med J 2005; 35: 357–358)


Notes Published Online: 13 May 2005
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2005.00815.x
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, The Authors & Journal compilation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004295

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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