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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Addressing social determinants to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost

S.R. Roberts, J. Crigler, W.E. Lafferty, A.J. Bonham, J.L. Hunter, A.J. Smith, J.W. Banderas, G.L. Early, R.K. King
J Healthc Qual

Most healthcare quality improvement and cost reduction efforts currently focus on care processes, or transitions-for example, the hospital discharge process.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

The impact of critical time intervention in reducing psychiatric rehospitalization after hospital discharge

A. Tomita, D.B. Herman
Psychiatr Serv

Objectives: This study examined the impact of critical time intervention (CTI) in reducing rehospitalization among formerly homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness after discharge from inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

An intervention to improve care and reduce costs for high-risk patients with frequent hospital admissions: A pilot study

M.C. Raven, K.M. Doran, S. Kostrowski, C.C. Gillespie, B.D. Elbel
BMC Health Serv Res

Background: A small percentage of high-risk patients accounts for a large proportion of Medicaid spending in the United States, which has become an urgent policy issue.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design, Qualitative

Pilot study of medical-legal partnership to address social and legal needs of patients

D. Weintraub, M.A. Rodgers, L. Botcheva, A. Loeb, R. Knight, K. Ortega, B. Heymach, M. Sandel, L. Huffman
J Health Care Poor Underserved

As a preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of medical-legal partnership in pediatrics, we conducted a 36-month prospective cohort study of the impact of clinic- and hospital-based legal services.

Publication Year:

2010

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Effect of a housing and case management program on emergency department visits and hospitalizations among chronically ill homeless adults: A randomized trial

L.S. Sadowski, R.A. Kee, T.J. VanderWeele, D. Buchanan
JAMA

Context: Homeless adults, especially those with chronic medical illnesses, are frequent users of costly medical services, especially emergency department and hospital services.

Publication Year:

2009

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Geriatric care management for low-income seniors: A randomized controlled trial

S.R. Counsell, C.M. Callahan, D.O. Clark, W. Tu, A.B. Buttar, T.E. Stump, G.D. Ricketts
JAMA

Context: Low-income seniors frequently have multiple chronic medical conditions for which they often fail to receive the recommended standard of care.

Publication Year:

2007

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

The effects of respite care for homeless patients: A cohort study

D. Buchanan, B. Doblin, T. Sai, P. Garcia
Am J Public Health

Objectives: Homeless individuals experience high rates of physical and mental illness, increased mortality, and frequent hospitalizations.

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Social work at the heart of the medical team

A. Kitchen, J. Brook
Soc Work Health Care

This paper proposes one model of hospital social work delivery services that places social work in a facilitative role within the medical team, and describes a pilot project designed to evaluate these services.

Publication Year:

2005

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

It takes a village: A multidisciplinary model for the acute illness aftercare of individuals experiencing homelessness

A. Gundlapalli, M. Hanks, S.M. Stevens, A.M. Geroso, C.R. Viavant, Y. McCall, P. Lang, M. Bovos, N.T. Branscomb, A.D. Ainsworth
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Homeless individuals are often uninsured and are more likely than the housed to utilize acute health care services and experience longer hospitalizations.

Publication Year:

2005

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Evaluation of treatment programs for persons with severe mental illness: Moderator and mediator effects

D.A. Kenny, R.J. Calsyn, G.A. Morse, W.D. Klinkenberg, J.P. Winter, M.L. Trusty
Eval Rev

This study evaluated several statistical models for estimating treatment effects in a randomized, longitudinal experiment comparing assertive community treatment (ACT) versus brokered case management (BCM). In addition, mediator and moderator analyses were conducted.

Publication Year:

2004

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)