Patterns of task and network actions performed by navigators to facilitate cancer care.

@article{Clark2014PatternsOT,
  title={Patterns of task and network actions performed by navigators to facilitate cancer care.},
  author={Jack A. Clark and Victoria A Parker and Tracy Ann Battaglia and Karen M Freund},
  journal={Health care management review},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={90-101}
}
BACKGROUND Patient navigation is a widely implemented intervention to facilitate access to care and reduce disparities in cancer care, but the activities of navigators are not well characterized. PURPOSE The aim of this study is to describe what patient navigators actually do and explore patterns of activity that clarify the roles they perform in facilitating cancer care. METHODOLOGY/APPROACH We conducted field observations of nine patient navigation programs operating in diverse health… CONTINUE READING

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