Journal Article

Ambulatory safety nets to reduce missed and delayed diagnoses of cancer.

Emani S, Sequist TD, Lacson R, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2019;45:552-557.

Health care systems struggle to ensure patients with precancerous colon and lung lesions receive appropriate follow-up. This academic center hired navigators who effectively increased the proportion of patients who completed recommended diagnostic testing for colon polyps and lung nodules. A WebM&M commentary described how patients with lung nodules are at risk for both overtreatment and undertreatment.