Florida hospital streamlines lung cancer care
St. Petersburg Times, August 21, 2008
New Port Richey, FL-based Morton Plant North Bay Hospital has started a one-day clinic that focuses on lung cancer, hoping it will cut the diagnosis and testing time for patients. The hospital is starting with lung cancer because of its prevalence and, depending on patient feedback, could eventually start similar one-day clinics for other cancer patients. The clinic works like this: A patient sets up an appointment, either through their primary care physician or through a self-referral. The patient then undergoes a range of tests, such as CT scans and blood tests, that have typically been performed on different days and at different offices.