Patterns of multidisciplinary care in the management of non-metastatic invasive breast cancer in the United States Medicare patient.
PURPOSE: Multidisciplinary care (MDC) in managing breast cancer is resource-intensive and growing in prevalence anecdotally, although care patterns are poorly characterized. We sought to determine MDC patterns and effects on care in the United States Medicare patient.
METHODS: Patients diagnosed with non-metastatic invasive breast cancer from 1992-2009 were reviewed using the Survival, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked dataset. MDC was defined as a post-diagnosis, preoperative visit with a surgical, medical, and radiation oncologist. Same-day MDC (MDC
RESULTS: Among 88,865 patients, MDC was utilized in 2.9 %, with 14.1 % of these having MDC
CONCLUSION: While increasing, few Medicare patients undergo MDC and MDC
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Blomain, E., Berta, S., Hug, N., Giao, D., Meola, A., Binkley, M., Hui, C., Churilla, T., Shahsavari, N., Desai, K., Chang, S., Soltys, S., & Pollom, E. (2022). Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Thyroid Cancer: An Institutional and National Retrospective Cohort Study. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 32(7), 781–788. https://doi.org/10.1089/thy.2021.0628
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology