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Effective Health Care Program

  • Jan. 1, 2005
    Topic Initiated
  • July 18, 2007
    Draft Key Questions
  • Dec. 15, 2009
    Systematic Review
  • March 11, 2010
    Disposition of Comments Report
  • June 11, 2013
    Surveillance Report

Comparative Effectiveness of Core-Needle and Open Surgical Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Breast Lesions

Systematic Review

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Excerpt

The large number of possible methods of performing breast biopsy can be bewildering to patients and health care providers alike. Which method should one choose? Is a particular method clearly superior, or does the method of choice depend upon individual patient characteristics? We have performed a systematic review intended to evaluate the accuracy of different methods of performing breast biopsy and to explore what factor(s) may impact the accuracy and possible harms of different methods of performing breast biopsy.

Journal Publications

Bruening W, Fontanarosa J, Tipton K, Treadwell JR, Launders J, Schoelles K. Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness of Core-Needle and Open Surgical Biopsy to Diagnose Breast Lesions. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:238-246. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-1-201001050-00190.