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Implementing a Community Hospital Lung Cancer Screening Program: A Multidisciplinary Program and a Standardized Reporting System PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 January 2016 17:00
Elkhart, Indiana, has a regional population of approximately 150,000 people. The area has a long tradition of manufacturing in the recreational vehicle industry and in freight, shipping more primary metals than any other municipality in the United States [1]. This strong manufacturing base was hard hit during the economic downturn of 2008, leaving a large unemployed population in its wake. Elkhart County's population of smokers is among the state's highest at 23.4% (Indiana's rate is 17%) [2]. Data from the Elkhart General Hospital Cancer Registry over the past 10 years show that 50% of lung cancers diagnosed in the area were diagnosed at stage IV, higher than the national average of 50% of lung cancers diagnosed at stage III or stage IV [3].

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