Title

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

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2018-09-25

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Radiology | Women's Health

Abstract

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.

Keywords

breast density, dense breast notification, legislation, mammography, shared decision making

DOI of Published Version

10.1111/tbj.13119

Source

Breast J. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13119. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The breast journal

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30255589

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