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USPSTF updated lung cancer screening guidelines this year to include all patients 50-80 years old who have 20+ pack years of smoking history and are active smokers or who have quit within the last 15 years. While providers and patients both support lung cancer screening efforts, only a small fraction of eligible patients end up getting screened annually. One way we can improve this metric is by making sure we are correctly identifying which patients meet screening criteria.
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lung cancer, LDCT, screening, smoking
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Schimmel, McKenna L., "Improving Identification of LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Eligible Patients" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 684.