Patient navigation

Under the Malasakit Centers Act, patient navigation refers to directing and assisting an individual to obtain health care services and overcome barriers for timely, cost-effective and appropriate medical care. (Sec. 3(h), R.A. No. 11463)

Patient navigation refers to individualized assistance, through all the phases of cancer experience, offered to patients, families and carers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial care beginning from pre-diagnosis and extending throughout the continuum of care. (Sec. 3(v), R.A. No. 11215)