Published in Cancer Law Weekly, November 25th, 2006
The decline reflects, in part, the shift to outpatient facilities for breast cancer surgeries, plus the growing use of breast-conserving operations such as lumpectomies, which are typically performed on an outpatient basis.
The hospitalization rate for women with breast cancer dropped from 90 per 100,000 women to slightly fewer than 61 per every 100,000 women during the period, and the number of hospital stays for the disease declined from about 125,000 to 90,000.
The study also...
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