Breast cancer

Innovations

Nurse Practitioner–Staffed Clinic Offers Same-Day, Comprehensive Appointments to Patients With Breast Symptoms, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Lower Costs 03/22/13

To improve the efficiency and timeliness of diagnosis and treatment for patients with symptomatic breast conditions, Virginia Mason Medical Center created a breast clinic co-located in a radiology...

State Legislation Promotes Use of Shared Decisionmaking Through Demonstration Project, Learning Collaborative, and Recognition of Decision Aids as Informed Consent 03/05/13

The state of Washington has passed multiple pieces of legislation to promote the routine use of shared decisionmaking, a process in which patients and physicians jointly decide on the best course...

Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span 11/13/12

The Refugee Women's Health Clinic provides culturally competent, comprehensive care across the reproductive life span to a largely African, Asian, and Middle Eastern refugee community in Maricopa...

Verizon Encourages Health Plans to Identify and Address Disparities, Leading to Enhanced Access to Information and Services for Minorities 08/08/12

Verizon adopted a policy related to selection of health plans and vendors that emphasizes the applicant's ability to identify and/or address health-related disparities among employees, family...

Trained Peers Provide Culturally Appropriate Education and Support to Refugees, Improving Access to Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment 02/08/11

The Daylight program trains volunteers—recognized and influential women from local refugee and immigrant communities—to provide to their peers culturally sensitive information about breast health...

QualityTools

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making 10/12/11

This educational program for clinicians provides information about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone for reducing the...

Health Risk Assessments 11/22/10

These free assessments for consumers present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them. Users will receive a Personal Health Report, which includes a summary of their results, information about their specific...

Shared Decision Making Toolkits 04/28/10

These toolkits for clinicians help establish a health support center for assisting patients in making health care decisions. Each set provides guidelines and examples to be used in either primary or specialty care settings for the best decision...

Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • ...
Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures 12/17/07

This tool provides information about mammograms and other breast imaging procedures.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Screening mammograms
  • American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection...

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