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Are working practices of lung cancer nurse specialists associated with variation in peoples' receipt of anticancer therapy?
OBJECTIVES: Treatment choices for people with lung cancer may be influenced by contact and engagement with lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNSs). We investigated how service factors, LCNS workload, and LCNS working practices ...
ERS Statement on harmonised standards for lung cancer registration and lung cancer services in Europe.
INTRODUCTION: The European Respiratory Society taskforce for harmonised standards for lung cancer registration and lung cancer services in Europe recognised the need to create a single dataset for use in pan-European data ...
Barriers to delivering advanced cancer nursing: A workload analysis of specialist nurse practice linked to the English National Lung Cancer Audit.
PURPOSE: Health services across the world utilise advanced practice in cancer care. In the UK, lung cancer nurse specialists (LCNS) are recognised as key components of quality care in national guidelines, yet access to ...
Evaluation of patient experience and outcomes in a virtual nodule clinic
Background Following the publication of BTS guidelines on management of pulmonary nodules, we introduced a ‘virtual nodule clinic’ to implement best practice risk assessment and management, standardise practice, and reduce ...
Achieving Thoracic Oncology data collection in Europe: a precursor study in 35 Countries.
BACKGROUND: A minority of European countries have participated in international comparisons with high level data on lung cancer. However, the nature and extent of data collection across the continent is simply unknown, and ...