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Table 2 Case vignettes

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

Lung nodule case vignette
 Your patient is a 50 year old man. He is a current, lifelong smoker.
 He has a cough and worsening breathlessness.
 A CT of his chest shows a 4mm left upper lobe nodule with spiculation.
 There is no recommendation provided by the reporting radiologist.
Does he need to be seen by a respiratory physician urgently (<2 weeks) for suspected lung cancer?
Haemoptysis case vignette
 Your patient is a 60 year old man. He has never smoked.
 He has a small amount of haemoptysis.
 A CT of his chest is normal.
 There is no recommendation provided by the reporting radiologist.
Does he need to be seen by a respiratory physician urgently (<2 weeks) for suspected lung cancer?
Lymphadenopathy case vignette
 Your patient is a 70 year old woman. She quit smoking 5 years ago.
 She has a cough and worsening breathlessness.
 A CT of her chest shows enlarged subcarinal and hilar lymph nodes without a lung lesion.
 There is no recommendation provided by the reporting radiologist.
Does she need to be seen by a respiratory physician urgently (<2 weeks) for suspected lung cancer?