Increase the number of lung cancer patients who receive the right pre-hab treatment to increase survival rates and reduce bed days.
There are 46,388 new lung cancer cases each year. Surgery provides the best cure rate for lung cancer, however, ~50% of eligible patients cannot receive surgery due to poor cardiorespiratory fitness.
Barts have set up a Physiotherapist led preoperative exercise programme which has significantly improved their resection rates from 12.8% to 23.4%. Its use has potential to increase the number of patients fit for surgery and save the NHS more than £6 million by saving an average of 2.75 bed days per patient.
Living With Lung Cancer allows patients to carry out a full and personalised set of exercises at home whilst being remotely monitored by a clinician.
The clinician is able to trigger a range of digital interventions (video, reminders, email prompts, clinician tips) based on the patient’s performance of each exercise. They can also monitor their patient’s progress from a real-time portal.
- patient and clinician enrolment
- file attachments
- goal tracking
- symptom tracking
- medication tracking
- general outcomes: EQ5D-5L
- condition-specific outcome measures: HNA (Holistic Needs Assessment)
- library of clinically-validated articles
- weight tracking
- daily exercise tracker
- improve patient fitness
- increase levels of surgery
- reduce bed days
- manage the patient’s care more efficiently: provide them with quick and easy personalised exercise plans as they follow the pathway
- increase patient engagement with their treatment
- increase patient motivation to follow clinician-directed plans
- increase patient understanding
improve patient outcomes