LEAD: Timely diagnosis and referral of people with suspected or definite lung cancer
An analysis of current practice and examination of barriers to best practice
This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the current practice of GPs and health care providers regarding the early detection and referral of patients who have or may have lung cancer; identify barriers and facilitators to timely and appropriate initial diagnosis and referral; compare and contrast diagnosis and health care pathway of CALD patient groups from metropolitan areas and those from rural and regional locations; design a framework and intervention/s for a future trial to improve the early detection and referral of lung cancer in GP and acute health care settings.
Funded, open to recruitment
Mazza D, Lin X, Walter F, et al. The LEAD study protocol: a mixed-method cohort study evaluating the lung cancer diagnostic and pre-treatment pathways of patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds compared to patients from Anglo-Australian backgrounds. BMC Cancer. July 2018;18:754