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Delivering high-quality cancer care to all patients presents numerous challenges, including difficulties with care coordination and access. Patient navigation is a community-based service delivery intervention designed to promote access to timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases by eliminating barriers to care, and has often been proposed and implemented to address these challenges. However, unresolved questions include where patient navigation programs should be deployed, and which patients should be prioritized to receive navigation services when resources are limited.

To address these issues and facilitate discussion on how to improve navigation services for patients with cancer, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on November 13 and 14, 2017. At this workshop, a broad range of experts and stakeholders, including clinicians, navigators, researchers, and patients, explored which patients need navigation and who should serve as navigators, and the benefits of navigation and current gaps in the evidence base.

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What is Patient Navigation?
Patient Navigation in Oncology Workshop: Personal Experiences with Patient Navigation

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25073.

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114 pages | 6 x 9 | 

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  • Paperback:  978-0-309-47454-2
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-47457-3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/25073

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What is Patient Navigation?

The National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF) hosted a workshop on establishing effective patient navigation programs in oncology. In this brief video, speakers at the workshop described the potential role of the patient navigation system in quality cancer care.

Patient Navigation in Oncology Workshop: Personal Experiences with Patient Navigation

The National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF) hosted a workshop on establishing effective patient navigation programs in oncology. In this brief video, speakers at the workshop shared their personal experiences with the patient navigation system in cancer care.

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