Utilization of screening mammography: Comparison of different physcian specialities

L. C. Mann, D. R. Hawes, M. Ghods, E. J. Bednar, E. J. Potchen

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Data obtained on 426 consecutive patients referred to a breast center by 122 physicians, including family practitioners, general surgeons, and other specialists, showed that the obstetricians-gynecologists referred the greatest average number of patients per physician, with more than 50% of these referrals for screening mammography. Internists referred fewer patients by nearly a factor of ten, with only one-third of these patients referred for screening mammography. Internists may be the weakest link in the utilization of screening mammography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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