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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Pilot study of impact of medical-legal partnership services on patients' perceived stress and wellbeing

A.M. Ryan, R.M. Kutob, E. Suther, M. Hansen, M. Sandel
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) bring legal services into health care settings to address patients' unmet legal needs. This pilot project examined whether MLP services impact patients' perceptions of stress and wellbeing.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Resident confidence addressing social history: Is it influenced by availability of social and legal resources?

J.K. O'Toole, M.C. Burkhardt, L.G. Solan, L. Vaughn, M.D. Klein
Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Background: Pediatric residency clinics caring for underserved populations are often staffed with varying levels of social and legal resources, though their effects on residents' knowledge and practice have not been studied.

Publication Year:

2012

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Medical-legal partnership: Impact on patients with sickle cell disease

R. Pettignano, S.B. Caley, L.R. Bliss
Pediatrics

Objective: To determine the types of legal problems addressed by the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and the impact of the legal interventions in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) or its variants.

Publication Year:

2011

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

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

Medical-legal partnerships: Transforming primary care by addressing the legal needs of vulnerable populations

M. Sandel, M. Hansen, R. Kahn, E. Lawton, E. Paul, V. Parker, S. Morton, B. Zuckerman
Health Affairs

Health care is undermined when patients don't receive the benefit of laws intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and food.

Publication Year:

2010

Resource Type:

Commentary

A medical-legal partnership as a component of a palliative care model

K.J. Rodabaugh, M. Hammond, D. Myszka, M. Sandel
J Palliat Med

Introduction: A medical-legal partnership (MLP) incorporated as part of a comprehensive palliative care model addresses unmet social and material needs for patients.

Publication Year:

2010

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Process and impact evaluation of a legal assistance and health care community partnership

J.A. Teufel, S.L. Brown, W. Thorne, D.M. Goffinet, L. Clemons
Health Promot Pract

Community health partnerships have increased in popularity, but their effectiveness is often not evaluated.

Publication Year:

2009

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

The attorney as the newest member of the cancer treatment team

S.B. Fleishman, R. Retkin, J. Brandfield, V. Braun
J Clin Oncol

In a recent survey of cancer patients conducted by the Lance Armstrong Foundation (Austin, TX), nearly half of the individuals surveyed said that nonmedical issues relating to their cancer were unmet by their oncologists, including 35% who said nonmedical issues were wholly unaddressed and...

Publication Year:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study, Observational