Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Lois S. Sadler
Deborah F. Horowitz
Breast Cancer Referral and Screening Rates in a Federally Qualified Health
Center: Implementing the Point of Care Integrated Breast Cancer Screening Model
In this paper we discuss the implementation of the point of care integrated breast
cancer screening model (PCISM) to improve breast cancer screening rates in a federally
qualified health center. Comparison of mammogram patterns for 8 providers (classified
according to their use of PCISM versus conventional practice models) demonstrated a
statistically significant difference (p=<0.001). In the PCISM group, 2451 women (43%)
were referred and 2444 women (42%) completed mammograms versus the conventional
group where 1409 (37%) received referrals and 581 (16%) completed mammograms.
These results support the usefulness of PCISM for improving mammography screenings
in this setting.
Muhrer, Jill Crawford, "Breast Cancer Referral And Screening Rates In A Federally Qualified Health Center: Implementing The Point Of Care Integrated Breast Cancer Screening Model" (2016). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1040.