A randomized controlled trial using patient navigation to increase colonoscopy screening among low-income minorities.

@article{Christie2008ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial using patient navigation to increase colonoscopy screening among low-income minorities.},
  author={Jennifer A. Christie and Steven H. Itzkowitz and Irene Lihau-Nkanza and Anabella G. Castillo and William H. Redd and Lina Jandorf},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={278-84}
}
Organizational barriers play a key role in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities in low-income minorities. This is a prospective, randomized trial to determine whether a patient navigator (PN) can help overcome the organizational barriers low-income minorities face in trying to obtain screening colonoscopy. Patients of average risk for CRC were referred by their primary care physician for screening colonoscopy. After the PN received the referral, patients were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING

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