Patient navigation improves cancer diagnostic resolution: an individually randomized clinical trial in an underserved population.

@article{Raich2012PatientNI,
  title={Patient navigation improves cancer diagnostic resolution: an individually randomized clinical trial in an underserved population.},
  author={Peter Raich and Elizabeth M. Whitley and William Thorland and Patricia D Valverde and Diane Fairclough},
  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={1629-38}
}
BACKGROUND Barriers to timely resolution of abnormal cancer screening tests add to cancer health disparities among low-income, uninsured, and minority populations. We conducted a randomized trial to evaluate the impact of lay patient navigators on time to resolution and completion of follow-up testing among patients with abnormal screening tests in a medically underserved patient population. METHODS Denver Health, the safety-net health care system serving Denver, is one of 10 performance… CONTINUE READING

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