Patient Navigation in Joint Replacement and Spine Care

    Health care providers are placing increased emphasis on improved operational efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction. To achieve these goals, many providers are using Patient Navigators to redesign care delivery and improve care coordination. Orthopaedic Patient Navigator programmes can take several different forms, but all focus on the integration of a designated coordinator position into a standardised care pathway.

    This research briefing offers six examples of orthopaedic patient navigation programmes from around the world and explores the benefits and limitations of three types of patient navigators.

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