Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs)

Consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative

Joe B. Harford, Isabel V. Otero, Benjamin O. Anderson, Eduardo Cazap, William J. Gradishar, Julie R. Gralow, Gabrielle M. Kane, Laurens M. Niëns, Peggy L. Porter, Anne V. Reeler, Paula T. Rieger, Lillie Shockney, Lawrence N. Shulman, Tanya Soldak, David B. Thomas, Beti Thompson, David P. Winchester, Sten G. Zelle, Rajendra A. Badwe

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Abstract

International collaborations like the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) can help low and middle income countries (LMCs) to establish or improve breast cancer control programs by providing evidence-based, resource-stratified guidelines for the management and control of breast cancer. The Problem Solving Working Group of the BHGI 2010 Global Summit met to develop a consensus statement on problem-solving strategies addressing breast cancer in LMCs. To better assess breast cancer burden in poorly studied populations, countries require accurate statistics regarding breast cancer incidence and mortality. To better identify health care system strengths and weaknesses, countries require reasonable indicators of true health system quality and capacity. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, countries should formulate cancer control strategies to identify both system inefficiencies and patient barriers. Patient navigation programs linked to public advocacy efforts feed and strengthen functional early detection and treatment programs. Cost-effectiveness research and implementation science are tools that can guide and expand successful pilot programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBreast
Volume20
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Breast Neoplasms
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Consumer Advocacy
Patient Navigation
Qualitative Research
Cost-Benefit Analysis
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Mortality
Incidence
Health
Research
Population
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Advocacy
  • Cost-effectiveness research
  • Implementation science
  • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
  • Patient navigation
  • Situational analysis

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  • Surgery

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Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs) : Consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative. / Harford, Joe B.; Otero, Isabel V.; Anderson, Benjamin O.; Cazap, Eduardo; Gradishar, William J.; Gralow, Julie R.; Kane, Gabrielle M.; Niëns, Laurens M.; Porter, Peggy L.; Reeler, Anne V.; Rieger, Paula T.; Shockney, Lillie; Shulman, Lawrence N.; Soldak, Tanya; Thomas, David B.; Thompson, Beti; Winchester, David P.; Zelle, Sten G.; Badwe, Rajendra A.

In: Breast, Vol. 20, No. SUPPL. 2, 01.04.2011.

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Harford, JB, Otero, IV, Anderson, BO, Cazap, E, Gradishar, WJ, Gralow, JR, Kane, GM, Niëns, LM, Porter, PL, Reeler, AV, Rieger, PT, Shockney, L, Shulman, LN, Soldak, T, Thomas, DB, Thompson, B, Winchester, DP, Zelle, SG & Badwe, RA 2011, 'Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs): Consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative', Breast, vol. 20, no. SUPPL. 2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2011.02.007
Harford, Joe B. ; Otero, Isabel V. ; Anderson, Benjamin O. ; Cazap, Eduardo ; Gradishar, William J. ; Gralow, Julie R. ; Kane, Gabrielle M. ; Niëns, Laurens M. ; Porter, Peggy L. ; Reeler, Anne V. ; Rieger, Paula T. ; Shockney, Lillie ; Shulman, Lawrence N. ; Soldak, Tanya ; Thomas, David B. ; Thompson, Beti ; Winchester, David P. ; Zelle, Sten G. ; Badwe, Rajendra A. / Problem solving for breast health care delivery in low and middle resource countries (LMCs) : Consensus statement from the Breast Health Global Initiative. In: Breast. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. SUPPL. 2.
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