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Postoperative oncological referral patterns for adjuvant treatment of patients undergoing curative resections for non-small-cell lung cancer at a regional thoracic centre.

Authors
  • Pai, Remananda Krishnanand
  • Rathinam, Sridhar
  • Sharma, Vishnu
  • Bishay, Ehab
  • Steyn, Richard S
  • Rajesh, Pala Babu
  • Kalkat, Maninder
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
37
Issue
4
Pages
782–786
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.09.044
PMID: 19963396
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study highlights areas of improvement in the current patient pathway for postoperative patients following lung cancer surgery and stresses the importance of achieving a consensus with regard to the management of resectable lung cancer. A method of data collection that is accurate, easily accessible and complete is recommended to help in future auditing of patient outcomes and help in improvement of services.

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