Costs and outcomes evaluation of patient navigation after abnormal cancer screening: evidence from the Patient Navigation Research Program.

@article{Bensink2014CostsAO,
  title={Costs and outcomes evaluation of patient navigation after abnormal cancer screening: evidence from the Patient Navigation Research Program.},
  author={Mark Bensink and Scott D. Ramsey and Tracy Battaglia and Kevin Fiscella and Thelma C. Hurd and June M Mckoy and Steven R. Patierno and Peter Raich and Eric E. Seiber and Victoria Warren-Mears and Elizabeth M. Whitley and Electra D Paskett and S Mandelblatt},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={570-8}
}
BACKGROUND Navigators can facilitate timely access to cancer services, but to the authors' knowledge there are little data available regarding their economic impact. METHODS The authors conducted a cost-consequence analysis of navigation versus usual care among 10,521 individuals with abnormal breast, cervical, colorectal, or prostate cancer screening results who enrolled in the Patient Navigation Research Program study from January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2010. Navigation costs included… CONTINUE READING
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