Karen E Pedersen

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Clinical practice guidelines are increasingly being developed in medical settings to provide evidence-based recommendations to guide the clinical care of patients. The development of Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of patients with medical illness is a newer initiative, and more complex as the target audience includes health care(More)
OBJECTIVE Lung cancer is a substantial public health problem in Western countries. Evidence from previous controlled trials of chest radiography and sputum cytology does not support lung cancer screening, but computed tomography (CT) screening has recently emerged as a more sensitive screening tool. For the present article, the available observational(More)
Pilot programmes for screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk individuals using faecal occult blood testing are planned to commence in Australia in 2002. The National Cancer Control Initiative was interested to compare Australia's progress in this area with that of other countries. Information on programmes or pilot programmes for colorectal(More)
BACKGROUND In September 2004, 28 published and 17 ongoing clinical management surveys (CMS) of cancer in Australia were identified, describing the clinical management of representative series of cancer patients. The present study assessed the perceived influence of these on clinical practice and the logistical issues involved in conducting a CMS. METHODS(More)
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