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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Documenting social determinants of health-related clinical activities using standardized medical vocabularies

A. Arons, S. DeSilvey, C. Fichtenberg, L. Gottlieb
JAMIA Open

Objectives: Growing recognition that health is shaped by social and economic circumstances has resulted in a rapidly expanding set of clinical activities related to identifying, diagnosing, and intervening around patients’ social risks in the context of health care delivery.

Publication Year:

2019

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Incorporating social determinants of health in electronic health records: A qualitative study of perspectives on current practices among top vendors

M. Freij, P. Dullabh, L. Hovey, J. Leonard, A. Card, R. Dhopeshwarkar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Policy

Background: Social determinants of health (SDH) are increasingly seen as important to understanding patient health and identifying appropriate interventions to improve health outcomes, in what is a complex interplay between health system, community, and individual level factors.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Qualitative

Decoding social determinants of health

M. Reidhead
Missouri Hospital Association

The conversion of diagnostic coding from the ninth to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases in October 2015 created an opportunity for health care providers to identify, diagnose and document patients with social complexity in a uniform diagnostic and billing data...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Observational

ICD social codes: An underutilized resource for tracking social needs

J.M. Torres, J. Lawlor, J.D. Colvin, M.R. Sills, J.L. Bettenhausen, A. Davidson, G.J. Cutler, M. Hall, L.M. Gottlieb
Med Care

Background: Social determinants of health (SDH) data collected in health care settings could have important applications for clinical decision-making, population health strategies, and the design of performance-based incentives and penalties.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational