Feasibility Issues Related to Implementing Lung Cancer Screening with Computed Tomography in Australia

David Manners

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

Implementation of lung cancer screening in Australia is limited by feasibility issues including defining and recruiting the high-risk population to screen, minimising screening demand from lower-risk individuals and overall cost-effectiveness of screening. This thesis addresses these issues by exploring existing levels of ad-hoc screening, estimating the proportion of Australians eligible for screening, the role of respiratory symptoms in lieu of spirometry as part of the eligibility assessment and the development and evaluation of a consumer education resource tailored to screening eligibility status. The thesis concludes with a proposed path towards implementation of screening in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Brims, Fraser, Supervisor
  • Lake, Fiona, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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