Patients' experiences with navigation for cancer care.

  title={Patients' experiences with navigation for cancer care.},
  author={Jennifer K Carroll and Sharon G. Humiston and Sean C Meldrum and Charcy M Salamone and Pascal Jean-Pierre and Ronald Epstein and Kevin Fiscella},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={80 2},
OBJECTIVE We examined how navigation, defined as the assessment and alleviation of barriers to adequate health care, influences patients' perspectives on the quality of their cancer care. METHODS We conducted post-study patient interviews from a randomized controlled trial (usual care vs. patient navigation services) from cancer diagnosis through treatment completion. Patients were recruited from 11 primary care, hospital and community oncology practices in New York. We interviewed patients… CONTINUE READING

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