TITLE

First two years of a follow-up breast clinic led by a nurse practitioner

AUTHOR(S)
Earnshaw, J. J.; Stephenson, Y.
PUB. DATE
May 1997
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1997, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p258
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
After special training a nurse practitioner ran an independent clinic for follow-up patients with breast disease. All patients referred to a single surgical firm with breast cancer and most patients with benign disease who required follow-up were included. In the first 2 years of the service 382 clinic visits were recorded (median 5/clinic, range 1-12). The nurse practitioner reviewed 236 (62%) patients alone but involved the consultant surgeon in the remainder. No significant lesion was missed in these patients. The nurse-led clinic Is popular with patients and, subject to careful supervision, offers an attractive option for follow-up of patients with breast disease.
ACCESSION #
23070269

 

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