This is a regional round involving patients in Northern Sweden with tumours in the lung and thorax. Since 2009, the lung clinics at Nus, Sunderby, Östersund and Sundsvall hospitals participate in the round with professionals in the fields of oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, pathology and pulmonary medicine. Patients are brought up on this round both before and after surgery. The benefits of this approach includes investigation times for patients being reduced, that each hospital will have the opportunity to discuss their patients and that the responsibility for feedback to patients becomes clearer. The round is a forum where all relevant knowledge is collected and discussed, thus contributes significantly to improving the quality and assuring equal treatment for all patients in the region.
This text has been originally released in the following report: Telemedicine Survey in the County Council of Västerbotten -An analysis of the present situation, conditions and areas of improvement.