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Schachter HM, Mamaladze V, Lewin G, et al. Measuring the Quality of Breast Cancer Care in Women. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2004 Oct. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 105.)

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Appendix F. Listing of Studies Included in Evidence Tables

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  33. Khawaja A R, Allan S M. Audit of referral practice to a fast-access breast clinic before the guaranteed 2-week wait. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2001;83(1):58–60. [PMC free article: PMC2503553] [PubMed: 11212454]
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  55. Shank B, Moughan J, Owen J. et al. The 1993-94 patterns of care process survey for breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery-comparison with the 1992 standard for breast conservation treatment. The Patterns of Care Study, American College of Radiology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2000;48(5):1291–9. [PubMed: 11121625]
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