Patient navigator programs, cancer disparities, and the patient protection and affordable care act.

@article{Moy2011PatientNP,
  title={Patient navigator programs, cancer disparities, and the patient protection and affordable care act.},
  author={Beverly Moy and BruceA. Chabner},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          926-9
        }
}
Patients in vulnerable population groups suffer disproportionately from cancer. The elimination of cancer disparities is critically important for lessening the burden of cancer. Patient navigator programs have been shown to improve clinical outcomes. Among its provisions relevant to disparities in cancer care, The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act authorizes continued funding of patient navigator programs. However, given the current economic and political environment, this funding… CONTINUE READING
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