Assessing and Modeling Network-Level Consequences of Patient Navigation
- Principal Investigator
- Molina, Yamilé
- Research Area(s)
- Health Disparities
- Funding Source
- National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) R21CA215252
This study assesses if patient navigation has unintended benefits for the populations in which patients are embedded and to estimate its cost-effectiveness when including such benefits. The study examines:
- If navigation led patients to share information more often and to more individuals than standard care among 100 African American breast cancer patients from a completed trial.
- How navigation thus resulted in greater breast cancer care use among 150 screening-eligible women within patients' networks
- If cost effectiveness of navigation is greater, when accounting for the indirect effects on women in participants' networks in addition to its direct effects on participants.