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In this randomized clinical trial, patients with Stage IV solid tumors will be enrolled in a patient navigator-led generalist palliative and supportive care intervention or in usual care l...
To develop and implement a patient navigator (PN) program for lung screening and smoking cessation in community health center primary care practices. This program will be evaluated in a ra...
Patient Navigation is an intervention that addresses barriers to quality standard care by providing individualized assistance to patients, survivors, and families. The NCI is conducting se...
Rationale: Supportive care such as physical therapy, psycho-social education, and dietary advice is likely to have a positive effect on the recovery and quality of life of cancer patients....
The purpose of this study is to develop and test a model of patient navigation that investigators hope will address the unique needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and...
To provide the first systematic review on the associations between HIV patient navigation and HIV care continuum outcomes (i.e., linkage to care, retention in care, ART uptake, medication adherence, a...
Patients often feel lost when navigating the health care system, and poor care coordination leads to negative patient outcomes, consumes resources and makes diseases more difficult to treat. Patients ...
This secondary analysis compares health behavior outcomes for two groups of HIV+ substance users randomized in a 3-arm trial  to receive Patient Navigation with (PN+CM) or without (PN) contingent f...
While patient engagement can be beneficial for patient care, there are barriers to engaging patients. These barriers exist for health care organizations, for health care personnel, and for the patient...
To explore the reciprocal process of decisional conflict within the patient-physician dyad, and its relationship with patient general health and patient-perceived physician helpfulness. Among the subs...
The process of helping patients to effectively and efficiently use the health care system when faced with one or more of these challenges: (1) choosing, understanding, and using health coverage or applying for assistance when uninsured; (2) choosing, using, and understanding different types of health providers and services; (3) making treatment decisions; and (4) managing care received by multiple providers.
Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
The transferring of patient care responsibility from one health-care professional to another.