Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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Information sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships: Foundational concepts and resources

J. Hyatt Thorpe, L. Cartwright-Smith, E. Gray, M. Mongeon

This brief is intended for use by participants in Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) as an overview and analysis of the legal issues relevant to interdisciplinary information sharing.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Effective care for high-needs patients: Opportunities for improving outcomes, value, and health

P. Long, M. Abrams, A. Milstein, G. Anderson, K. Lewis Apton, M. Lund Dahlberg, D. Whicher

Today, the top 1 percent of patients account for more than 20 percent of health care expenditures, and the top 5 percent account for nearly half of the nation’s spending on health care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Screening for social determinants of health in Michigan health centers

E. Byhoff, A.J. Cohen, M.C. Hamati, J. Tatko, M.M. Davis, R. Tipirneni

Objective: Through an academic-community partnership with a statewide consortium of health centers (HCs) in Michigan, we characterize the current scope of screening for social determinants of health (SDH).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Developing electronic health record (EHR) strategies related to health center patients' social determinants of health

R. Gold, E. Cottrell, A. Bunce, M. Middendorf, C. Hollombe, S. Cowburn, P. Mahr, G. Melgar

Background: “Social determinants of heath” (SDHs) are nonclinical factors that profoundly affect health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

A social needs assessment tool for an urban latino population

B.A. Careyva, R. Hamadani, T. Friel, C.A. Coyne

Unmet social needs contribute significantly to health outcomes, yet they are not routinely assessed in health care settings. Identifying modifiable social needs and feasible tools to assess them may improve health and decrease costs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Leveraging technology to find solutions to patients’ unmet social needs

S. Klein, M. Hostetter

Just as Yelp enables people to find and rate restaurants willing to deliver Chinese food at 2 a.m., several technology vendors are helping health care providers and their patients find local resources such as food banks and housing agencies and evaluate their effectiveness.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

In focus: Creating pathways and partnerships to address patients’ social needs

M. Hostetter, S. Klein

Although health care professionals have long understood that social factors, including food insecurity and unstable housing, have an outsized effect on health, many have lacked the resources and financial incentives to intervene.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Adding social determinant data changes children's hospitals' readmissions performance

M.R. Sills, M. Hall, G.J. Cutler, J.D. Colvin, L.M. Gottlieb, M.L. Macy, J.L. Bettenhausen, R.B. Morse, E.S. Fieldston, J.L. Raphael, K.A. Auger, S.S. Shah

Objectives: To determine whether social determinants of health (SDH) risk adjustment changes hospital-level performance on the 30-day Pediatric All-Condition Readmission (PACR) measure and improves fit and accuracy of discharge-level models.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Student hotspotting: Teaching the interprofessional care of complex patients

P. Bedoya, K. Neuhausen, A. Dow, E.M. Brooks , D. Mautner, R.S. Etz

PROBLEM: Individuals with complex health and social needs drive much of the total cost of care. Addressing these individuals' needs and decreasing costs requires interprofessional teams, called "hotspotters," who engage with communities with high utilization.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Care coordination at a pediatric accountable care organization (aco): A qualitative analysis

B. Hafeez, S. Miller, A.D. Patel, Z.M. Grinspan

OBJECTIVE: Care coordinators may help manage care for children with chronic illness. Their role in pediatric epilepsy care is understudied. We aimed to qualitatively describe the content of a care coordination intervention for children with epilepsy.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative