Resource Use and Medicare Costs During Lay Navigation for Geriatric Patients With Cancer.

@article{Rocque2017ResourceUA,
  title={Resource Use and Medicare Costs During Lay Navigation for Geriatric Patients With Cancer.},
  author={Gabrielle B Rocque and Maria Pisu and Bradford E. Jackson and Elizabeth Ann Kvale and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Michelle Y. Martin and Karen Dow Meneses and Yufeng Li and R Andrew Taylor and Aras Acemgil and Courtney P Williams and Nedra F Lisovicz and Mona N. Fouad and Kelly M Kenzik and Edward Partridge},
  journal={JAMA oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={
          817-825
        }
}
Importance Lay navigators in the Patient Care Connect Program support patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship to end of life. They empower patients to engage in their health care and navigate them through the increasingly complex health care system. Navigation programs can improve access to care, enhance coordination of care, and overcome barriers to timely, high-quality health care. However, few data exist regarding the financial implications of implementing a lay navigation… CONTINUE READING

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