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Table 2 Criteria by step of breast cancer care according to the presence of compliance with Clinical Practices Guidelines (C), justifiable non-compliance (J) or non-compliance (NC) (926 patients)

From: Breast cancer care compared with clinical Guidelines: an observational study in France

  Compliant Justifiable Non-compliant Total*
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Surgery        
   Clinical decision        
Initial 672 (73) 229 (25) 25 (3) 926
Complementary 712 (77) 66 (7) 148 (16) 926
   Procedure        
≥ 10 lymph nodes 602 (71) 117 (14) 123 (15) 842
Complete resection 716 (78) _ _ 198 (22) 914
Surgical staging 903 (99) _ _ 11 (1) 914
Radiotherapy        
   Clinical decision        
Breast or chest 892 (96) 0 (0) 34 (4) 926
Axillary 880 (95) 2 (0) 44 (5) 926
Internal mammary 625 (67) 196 (22) 105 (11) 926
Supraclavicular 627 (68) 165 (18) 134 (14) 926
   Procedure        
Breast or chest 696 (77) 165 (18) 41 (5) 902
Axillary 38 (73) 8 (15) 6 (11) 52
Internal mammary 376 (74) 111 (22) 20 (4) 507
Supraclavicular 382 (73) 113 (22) 25 (5) 520
Time to radiotherapy 568 (62) 30 (3) 313 (34) 911
Chemotherapy        
   Clinical decision 550 (59) 235 (25) 141 (15) 926
   Procedure        
Protocols/cycles 373 (84) 15 (3) 56 (13) 444
Time to chemotherapy 355 (80) 33 (7) 56 (13) 444
Hormonal therapy        
   Clinical decision 822 (89) 19 (2) 85 (9) 926
   Procedure 616 (92) 29 (4) 25 (4) 670
Multidisciplinary meeting 526 (57) 20 (2) 380 (41) 926
  1. * All patients were concerned by clinical decision criteria. With regard to therapeutic procedure criteria, only patients whose clinical decision gave rise to a therapeutic procedure were concerned.