TITLE

'Patient navigators' newest members of NS health care team

AUTHOR(S)
Moulton, Donalee
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/6/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the use of so-called patient navigators, medical personnel who provide newly diagnosed cancer patients with information on their care, in Nova Scotia. Expectation that the navigators will help doctors save time by keeping patients well-informed; Adoption of the program after research found that patients did not know were to find information.
ACCESSION #
7047245

 

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