Boston Patient Navigation Research Program: the impact of navigation on time to diagnostic resolution after abnormal cancer screening.

@article{Battaglia2012BostonPN,
  title={Boston Patient Navigation Research Program: the impact of navigation on time to diagnostic resolution after abnormal cancer screening.},
  author={Tracy Ann Battaglia and Sharon M Bak and Timothy Heeren and Clara A. Chen and Richard L Kalish and Stephen M. Tringale and James O Taylor and Barbara Lottero and Amy Egan and Nisha Thakrar and Karen M Freund},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={1645-54}
}
BACKGROUND There is a need for controlled studies to assess the impact of patient navigation in vulnerable cancer populations. METHODS Boston Patient Navigation Research Program conducted a quasi-experimental patient navigation intervention across six federally qualified inner-city community health centers, three assigned to a breast cancer navigation intervention and three assigned to a cervical cancer navigation intervention; each group then served as the control for the other. Eligible… CONTINUE READING