Operation Innovation: A New Level of Care and Service for Breast Cancer Screening, Detection, and Treatment.


Richard Rajaratnam, MD, FRCS, FACS; Terry Belmont; Koklian Lim; Vita Willett; Annie Lee, MD; Edward Tyau, MD; Dong Quach, MD; Ozzie Martinez, MPH

Summer 2006 - Volume 10 Number 2



Nationally, a woman's lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 13.2%. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.1 Research has shown that early and prompt breast cancer screening, detection, diagnosis, and treatment can save lives.2-4 Operation Innovation was conceived and implemented at Kaiser Permanente (KP) by a multidisciplinary group of physicians, health care professionals, bargaining unit staff, and administrators from the KP Riverside Service Area to improve breast cancer screening, detection, and treatment services for members and patients.


Click here to join the eTOC list or text ETOC to 22828. You will receive an email notice with the Table of Contents of The Permanente Journal.


2 million page views of TPJ articles in PubMed from a broad international readership.


Indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed Central, EMBASE, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and CrossRef.




ISSN 1552-5775 Copyright © 2021 thepermanentejournal.org

All Rights Reserved