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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A systematic review of interventions on patients' social and economic needs

L.M. Gottlieb, H. Wing, N.E. Adler

Context: Healthcare systems are experimenting increasingly with interventions to address patients' social and economic needs. This systematic review examines how often and how rigorously interventions bridging social and medical care have been evaluated.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Replicating effective models of complex care management for older adults

K. Coburn, C. Grinberg, S. Demuynck, M. Hawthorne

Improving our system of care for older adults with complex, chronic illnesses requires wrestling with a vexing dilemma. Models of care that are readily scalable have limited effectiveness, and effective models are difficult to scale.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Does the supplemental nutrition assistance program affect hospital utilization among older adults? The case of Maryland

L.J. Samuel, S.L. Szanton, R. Cahill, J.L. Wolff, P. Ong, G. Zielinskie, C. Betley

This study sought to examine whether Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefit levels are associated with reduced subsequent hospital and emergency department utilization in low-income older adults.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

A community resource map to support clinical-community linkages in a randomized controlled trial of childhood obesity, eastern Massachusetts, 2014-2016

L. Fiechtner, G.C. Puente, M. Sharifi, J.P. Block, S. Price, R. Marshall, J. Blossom, M.W. Gerber, E.M. Taveras

Background: Novel approaches to health care delivery that leverage community resources could improve outcomes for children at high risk for obesity.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative, Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

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

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

Community health workers bring cost savings to patient-centered medical homes

M.L. Moffett, A. Kaufman, A. Bazemore

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model demonstrated that processes of care can be improved while unnecessary care, such as preventable emergency department utilization, can be reduced through better care coordination.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net

M.D. Fleming, J.K. Shim, I.H. Yen, A. Thompson-Lastad, S. Rubin, M. Van Natta, N.J. Burke

Increasing "patient engagement" has become a priority for health care organizations and policy-makers seeking to reduce cost and improve the quality of care.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

The Highland Health Advocates: A preliminary evaluation of a novel programme addressing the social needs of emergency department patients

L.I. Losonczy, D. Hsieh, M. Wang , C. Hahn, T. Trivedi, M. Rodriguez, J. Fahimi, H. Alter

Objectives: Patients commonly come to the emergency department (ED) with social needs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Impact of health care delivery system innovations on total cost of care

K.W. Smith, A. Bir, N.L. Freeman, B.C. Koethe, J. Cohen, T.J. Day

Using delivery system innovations to advance health care reform continues to be of widespread interest. However, it is difficult to generalize about the success of specific types of innovations, since they have been examined in only a few studies.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Innovative home visit models associated with reductions in costs, hospitalizations, and emergency department use

S. Ruiz, L.P. Snyder, C. Rotondo, C. Cross-Barnet, E.M. Colligan, K. Giuriceo

While studies of home-based care delivered by teams led by primary care providers have shown cost savings, little is known about outcomes when practice-extender teams-that is, teams led by registered nurses or lay health workers-provide home visits with similar components (for example, care...

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design