General practitioners are key to increasing Australia’s low rate of breast reconstruction
Spillane, A. J.
General practitioners are key to increasing Australia’s low rate of breast reconstruction.
Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (7), 452-454.
In Australia, the rate of breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer has unacceptable variation between socioeconomically and geographically similar areas. While some centres offer a full range of options and contemporary best practice, others do not give women information about options that should be available for all. General practitioners (GPs) have a key role to play by ensuring their patients have the opportunity for an informed discussion with multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that offer choice.
mastectomy, breast reconstruction, information, General Practitioners (GPs), informed discussion