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New York, New York 10065


Purpose:

The purpose of the research is to examine the usefulness of using patient navigators in improving coordination of care between the Breast Examination Center in Harlem (BECH) and the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention (RLCCCP) for patients with a suspicious breast finding. This study will collect information to improve the role of the Patient Navigator, nonmedical staff that helps coordinate patient care. The study will also collect information to be used to help remove barriers that happen when several different institutions provide care.


Study summary:

This purpose of this protocol is to systematically evaluate the role of Patient Navigators, non-medical personnel who assist in the coordination of care, for women attending a breast cancer screening clinic in Harlem who are found to have a suspicious result. The concept of patient navigation, developed by Dr. Harold Freeman, has been identified as a promising strategy to reduce disparities in health care for minorities and the underserved. This protocol will evaluate the role of the Patient Navigator in coordinating care for women who are referred to the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention (RLCCCP) from the Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH). To achieve this, we propose four interrelated tasks. First, we will characterize in detail the specific nature of the activities of the Navigators as they remedy barriers to the receipt of breast cancer care. Secondly, we will determine whether the presence of the Navigator minimizes the percentage of patients with significant delays in receipt of necessary care. Third, we will measure patient satisfaction with care and their perceptions of the value of the Navigator. Finally, we will provide a baseline needs assessment of those (eligible) patients requiring pain and palliation services. Specific Aims: 1. To characterize the role of Patient Navigators by defining the specific tasks and activities they perform in order to eliminate and/or reduce barriers to receipt of cancer care. 2. To evaluate how the presence of a Patient Navigator influences the time intervals from receipt of a suspicious screening mammogram or palpable breast mass to appropriate diagnosis and or treatment. 3. To measure patient's satisfaction with the coordination of care in the presence of a Patient Navigator. 4. To descriptively assess the pain and palliation needs of the population under study.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Women with a suspicious screening finding - Referred from Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH) Exclusion Criteria: - Women that were not initially seen at Breast Examination Center of Harlem (BECH) - Women with normal breast screening findings


NCT ID:

NCT00597454


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Brian Harper, MD, MPH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10065
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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