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Table 1 Vignette variables and response options

From: Does this lung nodule need urgent review? A discrete choice experiment of Australian general practitioners

VariableResponse options
Age (years)50, 60, 70, 80
GenderMale, female
Smoking statusCurrent lifelong smoker
Quit smoking 5 years ago
Smoked for about 10 years in their youth
Never smoked
SymptomsCough and shortness of breath
Unintentional weight loss
No respiratory symptoms – incidental finding on CT coronary angiogram
Lung nodule size (mm)4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 19, 25, 30
Lung nodule locationUpper lobe, not upper lobe
Lung nodule spiculationYes, no
Recommendation from reporting radiologistNo recommendation
Specialist respiratory review
Urgent specialist respiratory review
Repeat CT chest as per existing guidelines, probably in 3-6 months