Building a patient navigation program is a multistep process. Most of the processes are comparable whether the program is based in a clinical or community setting.
Patient navigation has arisen quickly as a new health profession with great heterogeneity of background, training, roles, and practices.
The cancer care system suffers from unevenly distributed resources, variability in practice, workforce constraints, and misaligned financial incentives. (PDF) Quality Cancer Care. A quality cancer care system is equitable, patient-centered, safe, effective, and timely.
Survivorship care plans (SCPs)—documents intended to improve care for cancer survivors who have completed active treatment—are required, yet implementation is poor.