Breast Density Notification Laws Confuse Primary Care Providers, Study Suggests.

Aunt Minnie (2/2, Yee) reports that nearly half of primary care providers “don’t feel prepared to respond to patient questions about breast density,” according to a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health. The article explains, “Although most are aware of their state’s density notification legislation, they remain uncertain about what is required of them to comply and whether supplemental imaging for women with dense tissue is truly effective.” The findings “suggest a disconnect” between the type of legislation enacted by 32 states and its “practical effect, particularly on primary care providers, who are at the forefront of decision-making with patients who receive these notifications.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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