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Augmented Meaningful Use Criteria to Identify Patients Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Dan J. Raz, Rachel Dunham, Brian Tiep, Argelia Sandoval, Frederic Grannis, Arnold Rotter, Jae Y. Kim

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT has been shown to save lives, but few people who qualify for screening actually receive it.  This study examined the use of the electronic medical record to identify pts at risk due to a smoking history.  Prior to initiation, the annualized rate of referral for screening was 16 pts.  After initiation the annualized rate of referral was 188, 53% of whom were identifed by tobacco use screening.   

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