Study finds higher mammogram recall rate at hospitals than clinics

07/25/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A study reported in the journal Radiology found 8.6% of women who received mammography screening at a hospital between 2008 and 2011 were called back for additional tests, compared with 6.9% who were screened using the same protocols at a community practice. Researchers noted there were higher rates of previous surgeries and biopsies among hospital-screened patients, suggesting the cases may have been more complicated. However, they said bringing patients back in for additional tests raises costs and contributes to patient anxiety.

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