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Effects of nurse navigators on health outcomes of cancer patients.

 Taewha Lee  ;  Ilsun Ko  ;  Insook Lee  ;  Eunhyun Kim  ;  Mikyong Shin  ;  Sunghoon Roh  ;  Dongsup Yoon  ;  Seungho Choi  ;  Hangseok Chang 
 CANCER NURSING, Vol.34(5) : 376-384, 2011 
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Adult ; Aged ; Female ; Humans ; Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neoplasms/nursing* ; Nursing Evaluation Research* ; Oncology Nursing*/organization & administration ; Outcome Assessment (Health Care)* ; Patient Satisfaction/statistics & numerical data ; Patient-Centered Care/methods* ; Patient-Centered Care/organization & administration ; Quality of Life
BACKGROUND: Care coordination has received increased attention in recent years because it critically affects patient safety and care quality across services and settings. OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of systematically developed nurse navigator interventions for newly diagnosed cancer patients was evaluated. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients participated in a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design study. The study design spanned a 3-month period for all participants. Patient outcome measures included quality of life, satisfaction with care, and length of hospital stay. RESULTS: Participants in the experimental program reported significant increases in several components of quality of life and with satisfaction with care and experienced fewer hospital stay days compared with the control group. CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that standardized nurse navigator programs can improve patient outcomes in cancer care. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Positive outcomes of the reduced length of stay and improved quality of life and patient satisfaction may help transform the cancer care delivery model toward more nurse-initiated cost-effective model.
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Ko, Il Sun(고일선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3671-4833
Noh, Sung Hoon(노성훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4386-6886
Yoon, Dong Sup(윤동섭) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6444-9606
Lee, Tae Wha(이태화) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-3074
Chang, Hang Seok(장항석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5162-103X
Choi, Seung Ho(최승호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9872-3594
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