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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Measuring the effect of social determinants on patient outcomes: A systematic literature review

A.J. Knighton, B. Stephenson, L.A. Savitz
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Given the movement towards value-based purchasing in the United States, health care leaders need methods to characterize and address the complex effect that social determinants have on health care outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Measures of SES for electronic health record-based research

J.A. Casey, J. Pollak, M.M. Glymour, E.R. Mayeda, A.G. Hirsch, B.S. Schwartz
Am J Prev Med

Introduction: Although infrequently recorded in electronic health records (EHRs), measures of SES are essential to describe health inequalities and account for confounding in epidemiologic research.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A bold goal: More healthy days through improved community health

T. Cordier, Y. Song, J. Cambon, G.S. Haugh, M. Steffen, P. Hardy, M. Staehly, A. Hagan, V. Gopal, P.D. Tye, A. Renda
Popul Health Manag

Humana, a large health care company, has set a goal of 20% improvement in health in the communities it serves by 2020. The metric chosen for the Bold Goal initiative was the HRQOL-4 version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Days survey.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Evaluating the Accountable Health Communities demonstration project

L. Gottlieb, J.D. Colvin, E. Fleegler, D. Hessler, A. Garg, N. Adler
J Gen Intern Med

Despite substantial evidence documenting the social patterning of disease, relatively little information is available on how the health care system can best intervene on social determinants to impact individual and population health.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Development of a brief questionnaire to identify families in need of legal advocacy to improve child health

D. Keller, N. Jones, J.A. Savageau, S.B. Cashman
Ambul Pediatr

Objective: To determine whether the medical-legal advocacy screening questionnaire (MASQ), a simple 10-item questionnaire, is able to screen families in a primary care setting for possible referral to legal services more effectively than the clinical interview alone.

Publication Year:

2008

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

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)