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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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

Suburban families’ experience with food insecurity screening in primary care practices

D. Palakshappa, S. Doupnik, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

Background: Food insecurity (FI) remains a major public health problem. With the rise in suburban poverty, a greater understanding of parents’ experiences of FI in suburban settings is needed to effectively screen and address FI in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Clinicians’ perceptions of screening for food insecurity in suburban pediatric practice

D. Palakshappa, A. Vasan, S. Khan, L. Seifu, C. Feudtner, A.G. Fiks

Background: National organizations recommend pediatricians screen for food insecurity (FI). Although there has been growing research in urban practices, little research has addressed FI screening in suburban practices.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational, Qualitative

For super-utilizers, integrated care offers a new path

B. Vaida

Many health systems continue to experiment with the best way to care for those patients who end up in the hospital most frequently.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Civil legal services and Medical-Legal Partnerships needed by the homeless population: a national survey

J. Tsai, D. Jenkins, E. Lawton

Objectives: To examine civil legal needs among people experiencing homelessness and the extent to which medical-legal partnerships exist in homeless service sites, which promote the integration of civil legal aid professionals into health care settings.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Universal v. risk-based screening for food insecurity

J.F. Steiner, C. Zeng

In this letter to the editor, the authors discuss ethical and practical considerations of risk-based versus universal screening for food insecurity, highlighting the high false positive rates that would result from universal screening in low food insecurity populations.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary