The Effect of Hospital Volume on Mortality Among Breast Cancer Patients

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:00 AM   Online, IN

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At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Explain the relationship between hospital volume and outcomes
  2. Determine which surgical procedures have consistently shown an association between volume and outcomes
  3. Describe which subset of breast cancer patients benefit the most from treatment at a high volume center
  4. Identify adequate surgical margins for treatment of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ
  5. Apply these guidelines to the treatment of breast cancer patients to decrease ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence or re-excision rate if does not improve outcome of the cancer patient
  6. Discuss salient points of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies with patients to better educate the patient on risks and benefits

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Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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