Freeman HP. A model patient navigation program. Oncology Issues. 2004 Sept/Oct;19:44-46.
This article describes the origins of the patient navigation model first developed by Dr. Harold Freeman at Harlem Hospital in New York. His Patient Navigator Program assigns personal guides to help disadvantaged cancer patients and their families navigate the cancer treatment process and overcome health disparities obstacles that may limit their access to quality care. While the model was based on breast cancer care, the concept of patient navigation can be applied to the care of patients with other diseases.