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Improving quality of breast cancer surgery through development of a national breast cancer surgical outcomes (BRCASO) research database

Erin J Aiello Bowles1*, Heather Spencer Feigelson2, Tom Barney3, Katherine Broecker4, Andrew Sterrett2, Kimberly Bischoff2, Jessica Engel5, Gabrielle Gundersen1, Johanna Sheehey-Jones6, Richard Single7, Adedayo Onitilo5, Ted A James7 and Laurence E McCahill34

Author Affiliations

1 Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

2 Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, 10065 E Harvard Ave, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80237, USA

3 Van Andel Research Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

4 Lacks Cancer Center, Saint Mary's Health Care, 250 Cherry St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

5 Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave, Weston, WI 54449, USA

6 Fletcher Allen Health Care, Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

7 College of Medicine, University of Vermont, 89 Beaumont Ave, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:136  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-136

Published: 3 April 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

BRCASO chart abstraction manual. Detailed chart abstraction methods and protocol used in the BRCASO study.

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