BioMed Central Health Services Research
Prostate cancer disproportionately affects low-income and minority men. This study evaluates the impact of a patient navigation intervention on timeliness of diagnostic resolution and treatment initiation among veterans with an abnormal prostate cancer screen.MethodsParticipants were enrolled between 2006 and 2010. The intervention involved a social worker and lay health worker navigation team that assisted patients in overcoming barriers to care. For navigated (n = 245) versus control (n = 245) participants, we evaluated rates of diagnostic resolution and treatment and adjusted for race, age, and Gleason score.
Simon, Melissa A.; Nonzee, Narissa J.; McKoy, June M.; Liu, Dachao; Luu, Thanh Ha; Byer, Peter; Eklund, Elizabeth A.; and Richey, Elizabeth A., "Navigating Veterans with an Abnormal Prostate Cancer Screening Test: A Quasi-Experimental Study" (2013). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship. 616.