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MA02 - Improving Outcomes for Patients with Lung Cancer (ID 895)
- Event: WCLC 2018
- Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
- Track: Advanced NSCLC
- Presentations: 1
- Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 10:30 - 12:00, Room 201 BD
MA02.10 - The First Year of Implementing a Lung Cancer Screening Program in an Urban Safety-Net Health System (ID 13436)
11:35 - 11:40 | Author(s): Suhny Abbara
Little is known about implementing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) -based screening for lung cancer in settings that care for minority and underinsured populations. These patients may benefit most from guideline-based screening but may also be least likely to complete this multi-step process.a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method
Parkland Health & Hospital system provides care through a combination of federal, state, and county-supported funding for more than one million, racial/ethnically diverse residents of Dallas County, Texas.
A systematic protocol for LDCT screening was implemented in February 2017. We report initial screens and follow-up procedures for this first year through June 2018.4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result
844 LDCTs were ordered; 528 (63%) were completed, 68 (8%) had been scheduled. We detail demographics of completers and non-completers (Table 1) and proportion of LungRADS scores (Figure 1). For every year older, patients are 3% more likely to complete their scan. Of 249 completers requiring some form of follow-up (47%), only 3 required CT biopsy.
While a systematic screening program in an urban safety-net setting generates high volume, a significant percentage of patients do not complete their initial screen. Of those who complete, many require follow-up procedures. More long-term data are needed to understand non-completion trends and subsequent annual screening.6f8b794f3246b0c1e1780bb4d4d5dc53
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