Impact of the COVID19 pandemic on patterns of respiratory, thoracic oncology and thoracic surgery outpatient care

Conclusions: The pandemic and intermitted lockdowns changed the threshold for general respiratory referrals with more people remaining under the community care. The most immunocompromised groups of patients (ILD, thoracic oncology patients) did not seek outpatient care preferring to either transfer their care to other centres or remaining under community care until progression.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung cancer Source Type: research