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Nurse Navigation Program: Outcomes From a Breast Cancer Center in Brazil

Vania Rohsig

Poliana Silva

Rosane Teixeira

Elisiane Lorenzini

Rubia Maestri

Taiana Saraiva

Aline Souza

nurse navigator, integrated care, continuity, oncology, care coordination, transition
CJON 2019, 23(1), E25-E31. DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.E25-E31

Background: Nurse navigators play a major role in the care provided to patients with cancer within the healthcare system.

Objectives: This study aims describe the outcomes of a pioneering nurse navigation program established in a breast cancer center in a private, nonprofit hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive study based on electronic health records. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis.

Findings: Data from 263 patients participating in the navigation program and hospital quality indicators showed a reduction in the time elapsed from diagnosis to the start of treatment from 24 days in 2014 to 18 days in 2017. Of 153 patients who responded to a patient satisfaction survey, 97% were satisfied or very satisfied with the care provided by the nurse navigator.

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