Journal article

Thromboprophylaxis for lung cancer patients-multimodality assessment of clinician practices, perceptions and decision support tools

M Alexander, S Kirsa, M MacManus, D Ball, B Solomon, K Burbury

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report the opinions and self-reported practices of clinicians, as well as the availability of decision support tools, regarding appropriate thromboprophylaxis for patients with lung cancer to identify variation in practice and/or divergence from evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG). METHODS: A computer-generated survey (SurveyMonkey software) was distributed to surgical, radiation and medical oncologists with lung cancer specialisation, via membership of the Australian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG) from May to September 2013. RESULTS: Seventy-two clinicians, from public, private, specialist and general hospitals, completed the survey (..

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