Current lung cancer screening practice amongst general practitioners in Western Australia: a cross-sectional study
|dc.identifier.citation||Manners, D. and Wilcox, H. and McWilliams, A. and Piccolo, F. and Liira, H. and Brims, F. 2018. Current lung cancer screening practice amongst general practitioners in Western Australia: a cross-sectional study. Internal Medicine Journal. 48 (1): pp. 78-80.|
© 2018 Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) is recommended in the USA and Canada for high-risk smokers but not in Australia. We administered a cross-sectional survey to Western Australian general practitioners (GP). The majority (64/93, 69%) reported requesting a screening chest X-ray (42/93, 45%) and/or LDCT (38/93, 41%) in the past year. LDCT screening was more common if the GP had received education from radiology practices (odds ratio (OR) 2.81, P = 0.03) or if they believed screening is funded by the Medical Benefits Scheme (OR 3.57, P = 0.02). Lung cancer screening with LDCT is occurring outside a coordinated programme, contrary to Australian guidelines.
|dc.title||Current lung cancer screening practice amongst general practitioners in Western Australia: a cross-sectional study|
|dcterms.source.title||Internal Medicine Journal|
|curtin.department||Curtin Medical School|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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