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Breast Cancer Performance Results

Our goal is to help you get an appointment as quickly as possible. (For more detail, click on each underlined measure below. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2009 Top 10% Average

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Ease of making appointment: Patients rated the ease of making an appointment with their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 91
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Monitoring our care helps us evaluate and improve the way we deliver care. We emphasize areas where experts agree on the best treatment for a certain condition. (For more detail, click on each underlined measure below. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2009 Top 10% Average
BREAST SURGERY

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Lumpectomy: Percent of breast cancer patients who have a lumpectomy. 57% - -
Mastectomy: Percent of breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy. 43% - -
Simultaneous breast reconstruction: Percent of patients on whom plastic surgery is performed at the same time as the mastectomy. 43% - -
Patient volume: The number of new breast cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated at DHMC. 398
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SURVIVAL

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Stage 0 (DCIS) - 5 year relative survival: Percent of breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) living five or more years following their diagnosis in relation to the general population. 100% - 100%
Stage I - 5 year relative survival: Percent of breast cancer patients (Stage I) living five or more years following their diagnosis in relation to the general population. 100% - 100%
Stage II - 5 year relative survival: Percent of breast cancer patients (Stage II) living five or more years following their diagnosis in relation to the general population. 98% - 91%
Stage III - 5 year relative survival: Percent of breast cancer patients (Stage III) living five or more years following their diagnosis in relation to the general population. 73% - 65%
Stage IV - 5 year relative survival: Percent of breast cancer patients (Stage IV) living five or more years following their diagnosis in relation to the general population. 13% - 23%
RESEARCH

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Enrollment in treatment studies: Number of eligible patients who are enrolled in clinical trials. 50
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We ask our patients to rate our care as one way to evaluate and improve our services. (For more detail, click on each underlined measure below. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2009 Top 10% Average
APPOINTMENT WITH DOCTOR

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Overall rating of visit: Patients rated their overall satisfaction with a visit to their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 88
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Overall rating of the doctor: Patients rated their overall satisfaction with their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 90
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Staff sensitivity: Patients rated the sensitivity of all staff to their personal needs during a visit to their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 89
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Doctors' thoroughness: Patients rated the thoroughness of their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 91
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Doctors' clinical skills: Patients rated the clinical skills of their doctor using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 94
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Involved in decisions: Patients rated how well they were involved in their medical decisions using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 90
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Listened to you and your concerns: Patients rated how well staff listened to their concerns using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 88
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Answered questions in a way you could understand: Patients rated how well staff answered their questions in a way that was easy to understand using a scale of Excellent (100) to Poor (0). 89
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We want all of our patients to feel good about the healthcare choices that they make. We encourage our patients to visit the Center for Shared Decision Making. It is a free service for our patients who need help making a healthcare decision. The center offers one-on-one counseling, as well as take-home decision aids in the form of videos, audiotapes, booklets, CD-ROMs, and websites. If you are facing a healthcare decision, we encourage you to visit the Center for Shared Decision Making at DHMC. Call (603) 650-5578 for more information. (For more detail, click on each underlined measure below. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2008-2009 Top 10% Average
MAKING A DECISION ABOUT BREAST CANCER SURGERY

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Patients who know the benefits and risks of the available choices: Percent of patients who watched the breast cancer treatment decision aid video and reported that they know the benefits and risks of each choice. 93% - -
Patients who know which risks and benefits matter most to them.: Percent of patients who watched the breast cancer treatment decision aid video and reported that they know which risks and benefits mattered most to them. 84% - -
Patients who had enough support and advice to make a decision: Percent of patients who watched the breast cancer treatment decision aid video and reported that they had enough support and advice to make a decision. 83% - -
Patients who felt sure about the right choice for them: Percent of patients who watched the breast cancer treatment decision aid video and reported that they felt sure about the right choice for them. 65% - -
Patients who change their treatment choice: Percent of patients who change their treatment choice after watching the video and consulting with their surgeon. 20% - -
Where to go for more information

We are interested in your feedback and questions. Please send email to: QualityReports@hitchcock.org to let us know if this is helpful, or if you need something you can't find here.