Factors influencing time between surgery and radiotherapy: A population based study of breast cancer patients

S. Katik, M. Gort, J. J. Jobsen, J. H. Maduro, H. Struikmans, S. Siesling*

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Abstract

This study describes variation in the time interval between surgery and radiotherapy in breast cancer (BC) patients and assesses factors at patient, hospital and radiotherapy centre (RTC) level influencing this variation. To do so, the factors were investigated in BC patients using multilevel logistic regression. The study sample consisted of 15,961 patients from the Netherlands Cancer Registry at 79 hospitals and 19 (RTCs) with breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy directly followed by radiotherapy. The percentage of patients starting radiotherapy

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-475
Number of pages8
JournalThe Breast
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2015

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Practice guidelines
  • Quality of care
  • Radiotherapy
  • Timelines
  • WAITING-TIMES
  • OUTCOMES
  • THERAPY
  • ONTARIO
  • COHORT

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