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AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care
Lung Cancer Screening Tools for Patients and Clinicians

The following tools work together to facilitate discussions between health care professionals and their patients about lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT):

For Patients

Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? A Decision Aid for People Considering Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose Computed Tomography

  • To be used by the patient before a visit with a health care professional to discuss lung cancer screening
  • Presents information about:
    • Lung cancer screening
    • Eligibility for screening
    • Potential harms and benefits of screening
    • What is important in making a decision to be screened
    • Questions to ask a health care professional about screening
    • Insurance coverage

AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC007-12-A

For Patients and Their Health Care Professionals

Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? A Decisionmaking Tool for You and Your Health Care Professional

  • To be used by the patient and health care professional together during a visit to help guide shared decisionmaking
  • Briefly summarizes the harms and benefits of lung cancer screening, important items in making a decision, and insurance coverage information

AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC007-13-A

For Primary Care Clinicians

Lung Cancer Screening: A Summary Guide for Primary Care Clinicians

  • To be used by the health care professional in preparation for a shared decisionmaking visit regarding lung cancer screening with LDCT
  • Provides an overview of lung cancer screening according to the recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on screening for lung cancer
  • Reviews the new eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening with LDCT for Medicare beneficiaries and people with private health insurance
  • Presents evidence about the potential benefits and harms of screening with LDCT

AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC007-10

Lung Cancer Screening: A Clinician’s Checklist

  • To be used by the health care team during and after the shared decisionmaking visit
  • Provides step-by-step guidance on meeting the beneficiary eligibility requirements for lung cancer screening for people covered by Medicare
  • May also be useful for smokers not covered by Medicare

AHRQ Publication No. 16-EHC007-11

Ordering Print Versions

To order print versions of the lung cancer screening tools, call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse toll-free at 800-358-9295 or email AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.