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Rounds Preview: Models for Cancer Care Success



Baylor Health has invested more than $275 million in improving oncology facilities in the past year. To position Baylor's cancer services as a destination center, service and coordination have to be at the forefront. So it has brought in cancer navigators.



1 comments on "Rounds Preview: Models for Cancer Care Success"
jkuriyan (10/23/2012 at 10:33 AM)

I think we have a similar position at a health system in Albuquerque and has proven to be extremely popular with patients and their families. I did notice a flaw in our system in Albuquerque while I was involved in the care of a cancer patient. While the navigator was excellent at guiding us through all the steps we tend to rely on that person entirely and that is not always optimal. While the navigator can help us through the system we are never told that there may be other specialists elsewhere that could provide better and superior treatments. In other words, recommedning a second opinion from a good tertiary system.