From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Patient navigators a growing field in healthcare

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

June 16, 2010

Patient navigators may be coming soon to your hospital—if your hospital doesn't already use them. Patient navigators are staff members whose jobs consist of helping patients find their way through the confusing world of medical tests, procedures, inpatient stays, and discharges, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. Programs across the country are sprouting up, and although not every one uses the term "navigator," the intent is the same: Help sick, anxious patients better understand and utilize the healthcare system.

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