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Patient Navigation Programs for People with Dementia: Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: December 7, 2020
Project Number: RB1530-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of patient navigation programs for people with dementia?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of patient navigation programs for people with dementia?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of patient navigation services for people with any medical condition?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews (two with a meta-analysis), four randomized controlled trials, and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical utility of patient navigation programs for people with dementia. One economic evaluation was identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of patient navigation programs for people with dementia. Four evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of patient navigation services for people with any medical condition.