Quality standards for diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy in adults

Source:
British Thoracic Society - BTS
Publisher:
British Thoracic Society (BTS)
Publication date:
01 December 2014

Abstract

This document contains Quality Standards for diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy in adults. The Quality Standards do not apply to children.

The Quality Standards also include the use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUSTBNA) in relation to lung cancer.

The purpose of the Quality Standards document is to provide commissioners, planners and patients with a guide to standards of care that should be met for flexible bronchoscopy procedures in the UK, together with measurable markers of good practice.