SESSION TITLE: Late-Breaking Abstracts: Clinical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
PURPOSE: Pulmonary nodule work-up is guideline inconsistent. Reasons for this are multifactorial, including provider bias, practice differences, lack of referral to appropriate specialist(s), prevalence of malignancy, patient preference and others. The risks of guideline inconsistent care include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, patient dissatisfaction, inefficiency and others. To address this we created the Lung Nodule Pathway (LNP) to manage pulmonary nodules (6-30mm) following evidence based guidelines.