Using nurse navigation to improve timeliness of lung cancer care at a veterans hospital.

@article{Hunnibell2012UsingNN,
  title={Using nurse navigation to improve timeliness of lung cancer care at a veterans hospital.},
  author={Laura S Hunnibell and Michal G. Rose and Donna M Connery and Clarice E Grens and Judith M Hampel and Mirta Rosa and Donna C Vogel},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={29-36}
}
The Connecticut Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (CT-VAHCS) sought to improve the timeliness of lung cancer care by filling the new position of cancer care coordinator with an advanced practice nurse (APN) functioning as a nurse navigator. The multifaceted nature of diagnosing lung cancer and the barriers encountered by patients and families as they access the complex healthcare system contributed to substantial delays in diagnosing and treating this disease. Beginning in January 2007 when… CONTINUE READING
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