Interventions to reduce diagnostic delay in lung cancer

A systematic review

Early diagnostic interventions are particularly salient in lung cancer, given that lung cancer screening (targeting an asymptomatic high-risk population) has only been recommended and implemented in the United States. A significant proportion of people are diagnosed when symptomatic and there are significant opportunities to implement interventions that engage primary care and consider transitions to secondary and specialist care (such as using templates to improve communication between GPs and lung cancer multidisciplinary teams). This systematic review will investigate the efficacy of interventions in reducing diagnostic delay, across the diagnostic pathway.

Current status:

In development