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The purpose of the LEAPS program is to understand how a trained lay health worker who engages with newly diagnosed patients after a diagnosis of an advanced stage of cancer can help to engage patients in advance care planning, improve patient satisfaction with their decision-making, activation, quality of life, and healthcare resource utilization.


Clinical Trial Description

Unite Here Health proposes to implement and evaluate several critical elements to be in alignment with the mission of the organization to provide high value care to their members. The Lay Health Worker Engages, Educates, and Encourages Patients to Share intervention is an innovative program that will strengthen provider-patient relationship and facilitate whole person care about matters important to Unite Here Health members who are diagnosed with cancer and important to support network and family. The project is intended to help establish Goals of Care Plan with appropriate documentation, develop, deploy, and evaluate a model of care for persons with cancer that is intended to improve clinical outcomes and experience of care for individuals. The intervention provides patients with lay health coaches who assist patients and their families in discussing goals of care and engage in shared-decision making. The goal of the project is to demonstrate that there is improved documentation of goals of care, patient experiences, patient activation and quality of life outcomes, and that the program helps to reduce utilization of health care resources at the end of life. ;


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NCT number NCT03699748
Study type Interventional
Source Stanford University
Contact Manali I Patel, MD MPH MS
Phone 650-723-4000
Email manalip@stanford.edu
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 3, 2018
Completion date October 3, 2021

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