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Women’s response to state-mandated language in dense breast notification.

A new interesting article has been published in Breast J. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13119. and titled:

Women’s response to state-mandated language in dense breast notification.

Authors of this article are:
Spalluto LB Roumie CL Bonnett KR Schlundt DG DeBenedectis CM Wilkins CH.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Many states require radiologists to notify women of dense breast status. Our aim was to elicit women’s response to state-mandated dense breast notification language. Of respondents, 82% report that current notification does not inform them of additional screening studies available, and 41% report notification does not inform them of next steps. Open-ended responses indicate three main areas of patient concern: Decisional Needs, Decision Quality, and Decision Support. We modified an existing Decision Support framework to capture additional themes specific to dense breast decisions. The developed framework can be used to revise and improve current breast density reporting methods.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: breast density;dense breast notification;legislation;mammography;shared decision making.

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