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Research Questions

To measure the impact of Patient Navigation services, the PNRP projects will address the following research questions:

  • How do patient navigation services assist patients in overcoming cancer care barriers (e.g., financial, language, transportation, health system)?
  • To what extent does type/degree of service reduce or eliminate patient barriers to accessing timely, quality standard cancer care?
  • Do navigated patients receive more timely cancer care diagnosis and treatment?
  • Does matching of patient and navigator demographics and primary spoken language affect standard-of-care adherence and perceived cancer care satisfaction?
  • Are patient navigation services cost-effective in reducing cancer health disparities?

Read the PNRP Request for Applications (RFA).

Updated: 07/23/09