Dedicated patient navigator cost-effective, improved FIT return rates by 18%

CHICAGO — Adding a dedicated patient navigator improved fecal immunochemical testing completion and return rates and resulted in significant savings to the health care system, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week.“A patient navigator is someone whose dedicated role is to help guide patients through the health care system, removing barriers to care wherever possible,” Hannah Winthrop Fiske, MD, an internal medicine resident at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, told Healio. “Health care disparities are dramatically apparent whenRead More