#LCSM Chat Topic 6/19: Which lung cancer surgery outcomes are most important to patients & families?

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Our topic for the next #LCSM Tweet Chat on Thursday, June 19th at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern) is “What are clinical and functional outcomes after lung cancer surgery that are most important to patients and their families?”  The moderator for this chat is Dr. David Tom Cooke (@UCD_ChestHealth).

Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) seeks to help stakeholders (patients, their family members, friends and care providers) communicate and make informed healthcare decisions, allowing multiple voices to be heard in assessing the value and efficacy of healthcare options.  PCOR answers patient-centered questions such as: “What can I do to improve the outcomes that are most important to me?” and “How can clinicians and the care delivery systems they work in help me make the best decisions about my health?” (http://www.pcori.org/). Dr. Cooke is seeking to bring the concept of PCOR to thoracic surgery research and improve outcomes…

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