Breast Reconstruction after cancer improves patient satisfaction, body image, and quality of life. But, it can also be expensive. Studies show that even insured patients can face serious financial toxicity due to high copays and deductibles, and that- in turn –decreases the quality of life.
In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” discusses a new study that surveyed 650 women who’d undergone breast reconstruction to learn more about patient perspectives on the financial costs and reconstructive value of breast reconstruction.
Read the April 2021 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, “Self-Reported Risk Factors for Financial Distress and Attitudes Regarding Cost Discussions in Cancer Care: A Single-Institution Cross-Sectional Pilot Study of Breast Reconstruction Recipients” by Asaad, Bailey, Boukovalas, Liu, Clemens, Selber, Butler, and Offodile. Find it on PRSJournal.com.
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