Sociological and management aspects of lung cancer

December 2003
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii20
Academic Journal
The increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with lung cancer and the specialized care they require has been recognized in government documents. In particular, the National Health Service executive manual,' Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer' emphasized the benefits that nurses with specialist knowledge in lung disease and cancer have in improving patient satisfaction and symptom management. Sunderland has a high incidence of lung cancer and therefore there is a high rate of admission to the hospital with a diagnosis of lung cancer. This survey examines the characteristics of patients who died with a diagnosis of lung cancer.


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