Business News Archive - July 11, 2005
Patient Navigation Provide Tools to Address Barriers to Care but Need Standardization and Assessment
Patient navigator programs seek to help cancer patients and providers address specific social barriers to care within a healthcare system and thus represent an important strategy to improve care, according to a new study.
Word of the Day
- A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'