Journal article

Patterns of immediate breast reconstruction in New South Wales, Australia: a population-based study

Yingyu Feng, Kathy Flitcroft, Marina T van Leeuwen, Adam G Elshaug, Andrew Spillane, Sallie-Anne Pearson

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The rate of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) following mastectomy for breast cancer in Australia is low and varies between regions. To date, no previous Australian studies have examined IBR rates between all hospitals within a particular jurisdiction, despite hospitals being an important known contributor to variation in IBR rates in other countries. METHODS: We used cross-classified random-effects logistic regression models to examine the inter-hospital variation in IBR rates by using data on 7961 women who underwent therapeutic mastectomy procedures in New South Wales (NSW) between January 2012 and June 2015. We derived IBR rates by patient-, residential neighbourhood- and..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Grant from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, project grant ID 1109626) and the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Grant from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (ID: CRC-P-439). The study was approved by the NSW Population Health Service Research Ethics Committee, Cancer Institute NSW (AU RED reference no: HREC/14/CIPHS/40; Cancer Institute NSW reference no. 2014/06/539).