About this report
This report explores the essential role that care pathways play in delivering best-practice lung cancer care.
Despite evidence showing that high-quality care pathways can improve survival and outcomes, only a small number of countries and regions have established formal care pathways for lung cancer. It is important to build on this initial progress and underscore the value of care pathways to inspire future pathway development.
The report was informed by a comprehensive review of the literature and consultation with experts from across the world. It recommends actions to optimise high-quality care pathways for lung cancer, including: ensuring multidisciplinary care throughout the pathway, determining clear, time-defined targets for different stages of lung cancer care, and readily incorporating new biomarkers and targeted treatments into care pathways for lung cancer.
It is our hope that this report and its recommendations support health system leaders and decision-makers in delivering high-quality care through implementation of effective, consensus-driven care pathways for lung cancer.
PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA