EBUS-guided mediastinal lung cancer staging: Monitoring of quality standards improves performance

Matthew Evison, Philip Crosbie, Julie Martin, Rajesh Shah, Helen Doran, Zoe Borrill, Jennifer Hoyle, Durgesh Rana, Simon Bailey, Richard Booton

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    Abstract

    This audit examined key performance indices related to endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)- guided mediastinal lung cancer staging before and after the introduction of defined quality standards, at four independent EBUS centres in one cancer network. Data from 642 procedures were prospectively collected and analysed. The introduction of standards was associated with a significant increase (p

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThorax
    Early online date4 May 2016
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    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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