Article: Breast cancer patient preferences for test result communication
Authors: Sneha Phadke DO, Mark Vander Weg PhD, Najla Itani MD, Nicole Grogan MD, Timothy Ginader MS, Sarah Mott MS, Bradley McDowell PhD
Journal: Breast J. 2019 Jul 12. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13461. [Epub ahead of print]
From personal observation in the breast oncology clinic, it appeared that there were differences in how breast cancer patients preferred to get their test results. Additionally, these preferences were not always aligned with provider practices. With readily available access to patients via cell phone and with the online patient portal within the electronic health record, it is possible that the preferred method of receiving results is one in which patients could obtain information most quickly. The aim of this study was to determine the preferred method of receiving test results in a sample of breast cancer patients, with the goal of improving patient satisfaction and more efficiently utilizing the available methods of communication.
Link to journal online: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/tbj.13461