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Evid Based Nurs 7:58 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.58
  • Quality improvement

A nurse case management intervention improved medical care given to older women with newly diagnosed breast cancer

Nurse case management intervention (NCMI) v usual care in newly diagnosed breast cancer*

Outcomes at 12 months NCMI Usual care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
†Treatment received ⩽6 months after diagnosis.
‡Assessed 2 months after surgery.
Breast conserving surgery† 29% 19% 52% (3 to 127) 11 (6 to 160)
Radiation therapy† 36% 19% 87% (30 to 172) 6 (4 to 14)
Normal arm function‡ 93% 84% 10% (2 to 20) 12 (7 to 55)
“Had a real choice” in treatment‡ 82% 70% 18% (4 to 34) 9 (5 to 31)

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