Physiologic Evaluation of the Patient With Lung Cancer Being Considered for Resectional Surgery Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

A clinical practice guideline for lung cancer patients who are potentially eligible for surgical resection. The guideline examines pre-operative assessment, primarily through lung function tests, to determine surgical risk. Recommendations are also made for treatment team qualifications and comparisons are made between available non-invasive function tests. Outcomes of interest include improved mortality with tobacco cessation and improved forced expiratory volume (FEV).