British Thoracic Society quality standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules

David Baldwin, Matthew Callister, Ahsan Akram, Paul Cane, Jeanette Draffan, Kevin Franks, Fergus Gleeson, Richard Graham, Puneet Malhotra, Philip Pearson, Manil Subesinghe, David Waller, Ian Woolhouse

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Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of the quality standards document is to provide healthcare professionals, commissioners, service providers and patients with a guide to standards of care that should be met for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules in the UK, together with measurable markers of good practice.

Methods: Development of British Thoracic Society (BTS) Quality Standards follows the BTS process of quality standard production based on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence process manual for the development of quality standards.

Results: 7 quality statements have been developed, each describing a key marker of high-quality, cost-effective care for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules, and each statement is supported by quality measures that aim to improve the structure, process and outcomes of healthcare.

Discussion: BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules form a key part of the range of supporting materials that the Society produces to assist in the dissemination and implementation of guideline recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e000273
JournalBMJ Open Respiratory Research
Volume5
Issue number1
Early online date16 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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