Priority 6 from the Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the satisfaction rates associated with each type of breast reconstruction?  (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0109/6
Explanatory note There is more research revealing that different methods of breast reconstruction can generate different levels of patient satisfaction, and these satisfaction levels can change over time.  It would be very useful for prospective patients to have the data to understand what are the average levels of patient satisfaction associated with the more common types of breast reconstructions, and the dynamic changes that they can expect with their satisfaction in the long-term with each type of breast reconstruction. 

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Health Research Classification System category  Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

What is the overall satisfaction of breast reconstruction in Canada(nationally and regionally)? ~ Which technique has highest success rate, highest satisfaction rate, lowest complication rate? ~ What are success rates for each option? ~ How much are patients satisfied with the results of their surgery after different intervals of time - ie, six months, one year, two years, five years?.......

Submitted by  26 x Patients and Care-givers, 12 x Clinicians
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0109
PSP name Post Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.

86  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)

Date of priority setting workshop 2 July 2019