Table 4

Unsuccessful management decisions related to outcome for all clinicians

Level of informationMissed cures (n=35)Surgery recommended, incurable disease (n=46)*Surgery for benign lesion (n=33)
CO=clinical only; CT=CT report in addition; FNB=FNB report in addition. *Total possible cases where surgery could be recommended for incurable disease (11 surgery with nodes positive plus 35 malignant, palliative approach).
CO5 (14%)32 (70%)18.5 (56%)
CT3.5 (10%)28.5 (62%)13 (39%)
FNB2.5 (7%)28.5 (62%)5 (15%)
Friedman p value0.1720.2940.01