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Breast cancer surgery services in England viewed positively by patients

 

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Breast cancer surgery services in England viewed positively by patients

A national audit has found that most women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomy or breast reconstruction surgery viewed their care as high quality

Eighty eight per cent of patients felt that they had always been treated with respect and dignity while in hospital and 90 per cent of women rated the care they received as excellent or very good.

Over 90 per cent of women were very satisfied with the competence of their consultant surgeon, and 85 per cent were very satisfied with the professionalism of the team. These findings are described in the fourth and final report of the National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit and are based on responses from 7000 women who had mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction surgery in NHS and independent hospitals and who completed questionnaires three months and 18 months after their surgery. More …..