This focused issue on “Patient reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A new Frontier” is edited by Dr. Peter J. Kneuertz, from Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
Dr. Peter Kneuertz is a thoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, specializing in minimally invasive surgical treatment of thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and mediastinal tumors. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Kneuertz is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery. His research interests include clinical effectiveness studies, the critical evaluation and novel applications of video-assisted and robotic assisted thoracoscopic surgery, as well as the study of patient reported outcomes.
Focused issue outline:
- Patient Reported Thoracic Surgery Outcomes- Opportunities and Current Issues
- Choosing the right survey – Lung Cancer Surgery
- Choosing the right survey – Esophageal Surgery
- Effect of Operative Approach on Quality of Life following Anatomic Lung Resection
- Quality of life After Esophagectomy- Minimally invasive versus Open
- Quality of life outcomes in Tracheobronchomalacia Surgery
- Quality of Life Outcomes Following Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
- Patient reported outcome Trials in thoracic surgery – Design and Logistics
- Patient Satisfaction following Lung Resection
- Symptom Monitoring in Surgical Lung Cancer patients
- Patient reported outcomes Integration in Clinical Practice
- Defining Quality of Thoracic Surgical Care through Patient Reported Outcomes
- Using Patient Reported Outcome to guide Shared Decision Making in Thoracic Surgery
- Quality of life Benchmarking in Surgery
- Assessment of Perioperative Lung Cancer Patient Reported Outcomes using a Mobile Device Application: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study
- Health systems approach to PROs – Benefit and Challenges in Thoracic Surgery