Sharp Rise in Double Mastectomies


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As this infographic shows, the rate of double mastectomies per 100,000 women more than tripled between 2005 and 2013. Mastectomies overall – both single and double mastectomies - increased 36 percent during that period. The rise in mastectomies occurred despite breast cancer rates remaining constant.

(Source: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb201-Mastectomies-Inpatient-Outpatient.pdf

Publication Date: February 2016

Internet Citation: Sharp Rise in Double Mastectomies Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/infographics/doublemastectomy.jsp.
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