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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Intimate partner violence educational materials in the acute care setting: Acceptability and impact on female caregiver attitudes toward screening

K.A. Randell, A. Sherman, I. Walsh, D. O'Malley, M.D. Dowd
Pediatr Emerg Care

Objectives: This study aimed to determine acceptability of intimate partner violence (IPV) materials and effect of the materials on caregiver attitudes toward IPV screening.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Reducing emergency room visits and in-hospitalizations by implementing best practice for transitional care using innovative technology and big data

S. Hewner, S.S. Sullivan, G. Yu
Worldviews Evid Based Nurs

Background: Efforts to improve care transitions require coordination across the healthcare continuum and interventions that enhance communication between acute and community settings.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Are acute care settings amenable to addressing patient social needs: A sub-group analysis

L. Gottlieb, D. Hessler, D. Long, E. Laves, A. Burns, A. Amaya, C. Schudel, P. Sweeney, N. Adler
Am J Emerg Med

Based on a strong body of evidence linking socioeconomic status and health, interest in patients' social and economic needs is rapidly expanding.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Material needs of emergency department patients: A systematic review

P.W. Malecha, J.H. Williams, N.M. Kunzler, L.R. Goldfrank, J. Harrison, H.J. Alter, K.M. Doran
Acad Emerg Med

Background: Interest in social determinants of health (SDOH) has expanded in recent years, driven by a recognition that such factors may influence health outcomes, services use, and health care costs. One subset of SDOH is material needs such as housing and food.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Homelessness and emergency medicine: Where do we go from here?

K.M. Doran, M.C. Raven
Acad Emerg Med

In many emergency departments (EDs) around the country, providers care for patients experiencing homelessness on every single shift.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Homelessness and emergency medicine: A review of the literature

B.A. Salhi, M.H. White, S.R. Pitts, D.W. Wright
Acad Emerg Med

Objectives: We aimed to synthesize the available evidence on the demographics, prevalence, clinical characteristics, and evidence-based management of homeless persons in the emergency department (ED). Where appropriate, we highlight knowledge gaps and suggest directions for future research.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

ED-based care coordination reduces costs for frequent ED users

M.P. Lin, B.B. Blanchfield, R.M. Kakoza, V. Vaidya, C. Price, J.S. Goldner, M. Higgins, E. Lessenich, K. Laskowski, J.D. Schuur
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: We evaluated a pilot quality improvement intervention implemented in an urban academic medical center emergency department (ED) to improve care coordination and reduce ED visits and hospitalizations among frequent ED users.

Study Design: Randomized controlled trial.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Using case management in a universal health coverage system to improve quality of life of frequent emergency department users: a randomized controlled trial

K. Iglesias, S. Baggio, K. Moschetti, J.B. Wasserfallen, O. Hugli, J.B. Daeppen, B. Burnand, P. Bodenmann
Qual Life Res

Purpose: Frequent Emergency Department users are likely to experience poor quality of life (QOL). Case management interventions are efficient in responding to the complex needs of this population, but their effects on QOL have not been tested yet.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Enhancing administrative data to predict emergency department utilization: the role of neighborhood sociodemographics

L.M. Lines, A.B. Rosen, A.S. Ash
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Much of emergency department use is avoidable, and high-quality primary care can reduce it, but performance measures related to ED use may be inadequately risk-adjusted.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Identifying social-behavioral health needs of adults with sickle cell disease in the Emergency Department

J Emerg Nurs

Introduction: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a complex illness with many social-behavioral co-morbidities. The aim of this project was to describe unmet social-behavioral health needs for adults with SCD who presented to the emergency department for treatment of vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs).

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative