BTS Pulmonary Nodules Quality Standards

The British Thoracic Society has published its new Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules.  The Quality Standards are designed for all health care professionals, along with service providers and commissioners, and are also intended as a useful resource for patients wanting to understand more about what they should expect from their health service provider.

The Quality Standards are based on the BTS guideline for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules published in 2015 which provide clear recommendations for chest physicians to ensure that patients with incidental pulmonary nodules follow a consistent process of investigation and, where appropriate, treatment.

The Quality Standards provide a series of quality statements that act as markers of high quality, cost-effective and evidence-based patient care in this clinical area.

To support health care professionals in this area, the Society offers a risk calculator and has worked with Cancer Research UK to develop an App based on the guideline (available for both Apple and Android devices), which are all available below. 

April 2018

Current Quality Standards

Title Publication Date Description Status
BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules 2018-04 April April 2018 Valid