Thoracic (Lung) Surgery Resources for Payors and Employers

Thoracic (Lung) Surgery

Thoracic surgery resources for payors

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making (SDM) is a collaborative process that allows patients and providers to make health care treatment decisions together, taking into account the best scientific evidence available, as well as the patient’s values and preferences. Shared Decision Making honors both the provider’s expert knowledge and the patient’s right to be fully informed of all care options and the potential harms and benefits. This process provides patients with the support they need to make the best individualized care decisions, while allowing providers to feel confident in the care they prescribe.

SDM guides help patients understand their health condition, the available treatment and screening options, and the possible outcomes of these options.

Health Plans: A comprehensive resource ready for utilization with your provider network.
Employers: A resource to assist employees when surgical decisions need to be made – place in your onsite clinics or within your health website.

Our Shared Decision Making guide for Thoracic Surgery is available here.

Value Dossier on Thoracic Surgery

The Thoracic Value Dossier provides top-level evidence comparing the minimally invasive surgical procedure called VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) to open procedures for thoracic surgery in the areas of efficacy, safety, quality of life and economic factors.

In addition, we also share information and resources that you can provide to your employees and health plan members to help them understand the facts about their possible options for minimally invasive procedures.

Thoracic surgery resources for employers

Share these resources with your employees and health plan members to help them understand the facts about their possible options for minimally invasive procedures

American Cancer Society

Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Value of Choice Lung Cancer Awareness Health Education Kit

Lung Cancer Facts Thoracic Surgery Options

Shared Decision Making for Thoracic Surgery

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