Hasmeena Kathuria, M.D.
Boston University, Medical Campus
Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast
Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening
The goal of our study is to reduce disparities in lung cancer morbidity and mortality by capitalizing on hospitalization at an urban safety-net hospital as an opportunity to connect high-risk smokers to lung cancer screening and smoking cessation services. We will study the effect of adding a nurse-driven low-dose CT screening shared decision-making intervention to inpatient smoking cessation counseling among hospitalized smokers. We will test whether initiating shared decision-making for lung cancer screening in conjunction with inpatient smoking cessation counseling during hospitalization increases low-dose CT screening rates, knowledge of lung cancer screening, and smoking quit rates. We will establish the effectiveness of the intervention, and also help inform future implementation.