Case Study: Real-World Benefits of an Oncology Navigation Program

By Lash Group |

How a multiple myeloma adherence program used telehealth nurse navigators to boost patient outcomes.

A novel cancer treatment may hold much promise—but only if the patient is adherent to therapy. Consider, for example, that up to 24 percent of cancer patients have skipped filling their prescriptions altogether, and up to 29 percent skip their doctor appointments.1

telehealth nurses improve adherence

The underlying reasons for non-adherence vary from patient to patient based on a range of unique barriers—from financial challenges and accessibility to side effects, health illiteracy, work and family interruptions, and the influence of mental health issues.

To address these barriers and give cancer drugs the best chance of success, Lash Group sought to determine the impact of a patient-centered support program on multiple myeloma treatment adherence.

Find out how nurse navigators can improve therapy adherence. Download the case study now.
               
       
       
       
       


   
   
   
1. Family Reach. Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity and itsPervasive Effects on Patients and Families. February 2018. Available online at https://familyreach.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/february_wp_final.pdf