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Patterns of surgical treatment of breast cancer in Victoria

Hurley, Susan F., Livingston, Patricia M., Jolley, Damien J. and Hart, Stewart A. 1990, Patterns of surgical treatment of breast cancer in Victoria, Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 871-878, doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1990.tb07491.x.

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Title Patterns of surgical treatment of breast cancer in Victoria
Author(s) Hurley, Susan F.
Livingston, Patricia M.
Jolley, Damien J.
Hart, Stewart A.
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery
Volume number 60
Issue number 11
Start page 871
End page 878
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 1990-11
ISSN 0004-8682
Keyword(s) Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Breast Neoplasms
Databases, Factual
Female
Hospitals, Public
Humans
Mastectomy
Middle Aged
Patient Admission
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Victoria
Summary We analysed data on admissions to Victorian public hospitals for surgical treatment of breast cancer over the period July 1985 to December 1988. Of the 2993 women admitted, 28.7% received breast-preserving surgery. The probability of a woman being treated conservatively was dependent on age, with women aged less than 50 or more than 70 years more likely to receive breast-preserving surgery than women aged 50-69. There was an age-specific change, of marginal statistical significance, in the proportion of women receiving breast-preserving surgery over the period. The public hospitals admissions database is a potentially useful means of monitoring patterns of surgical treatment.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1990.tb07491.x
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1990, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082069

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: PVC's Office - Health
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