Table 1

Potential surgical quality measures to be evaluated using BRCASO data

SURGICAL OUTCOME MEASURE


PRIMARY TUMOR

Mastectomy rate


Positive/close margin rate following initial partial mastectomy


Partial mastectomy re-excision rate


Use of needle biopsy for pre-operative diagnosis


Use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for T2/T3 tumors


AXILLARY MANAGEMENT

Number of sentinel nodes identified


Intra-operative lymph node assessment


Nodes examined following axillary dissection


Completion axillary dissection rate following positive sentinel lymph node


HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Initial breast cancer surgery within 30 days


Aiello Bowles et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-136

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