Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of adults who receive a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Baseline: 4.5 percent of adults aged 55 to 80 years received a lung cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 7.5 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Lung cancer screening can help prevent deaths from lung cancer in people at high risk — mostly current and former smokers. But screening rates in this population remain very low. Increasing knowledge about screening recommendations — among both health care providers and people at risk for lung cancer — can help prevent deaths. Increasing knowledge about tobacco initiation and cessation can also help prevent lung cancer deaths.

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup