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The Task Force Quality Consortium is initiating a study on breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment care processes in the Chicago area, “Breast Screening, Diagnosis and/or Treatment Processes in Care Institutions.” The aim of this study is describe the current breast healthcare landscape in Chicago and to explore the related care processes and resources for patients undergoing breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, including precision medicine. Previous work has suggested that there is significant variation in the resources available to women in some medically underserved areas and at limited service safety net facilities. This study will identify breast care practices and variations in care processes amenable to quality improvement interventions, such as quality improvement collaborative groups, educational initiatives and dissemination of best practices. This iteration of our care process study will include an additional focus on changes following the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Illinois Medicaid reform and expansion of Medicaid eligibility. If your facility would like to participate in this study, please let us know at consortium@chicagobreastcancer.org. The surveys will close on August 15, 2019 at 11:50pm. Thank you!

Note: Please check with your facility’ IRB to determine if you will need IRB approval for this study.


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