Follow-up and timeliness after an abnormal cancer screening among underserved, urban women in a patient navigation program.

@article{Markossian2012FollowupAT,
  title={Follow-up and timeliness after an abnormal cancer screening among underserved, urban women in a patient navigation program.},
  author={Talar W Markossian and Julie S. Darnell and Elizabeth A. Calhoun},
  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={1691-700}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated the efficacy of a Chicago-based cancer patient navigation program developed to increase the proportion of patients reaching diagnostic resolution and reduce the time from abnormal screening test to definitive diagnostic resolution. METHODS Women with an abnormal breast (n = 352) or cervical (n = 545) cancer screening test were recruited for the quasi-experimental study. Navigation subjects originated from five federally qualified health center sites and one safety net… CONTINUE READING