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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ED-based care coordination reduces costs for frequent ED users

M.P. Lin, B.B. Blanchfield, R.M. Kakoza, V. Vaidya, C. Price, J.S. Goldner, M. Higgins, E. Lessenich, K. Laskowski, J.D. Schuur
Am J Manag Care

Objectives: We evaluated a pilot quality improvement intervention implemented in an urban academic medical center emergency department (ED) to improve care coordination and reduce ED visits and hospitalizations among frequent ED users.

Study Design: Randomized controlled trial.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

The inherent fallibility of validated screening tools for social determinants of health

A. Garg, R.C. Sheldrick , P.H. Dworkin
Acad Pediatr

Addressing the social and living circumstances of children and families has been a central tenet of pediatrics since its inception.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing social factors in the health care safety net

L. Smith, P. Sion, A. Stevenson, P. Kasen, N. Harstad
California Health Care Foundation

Spurred on by reforms included in the Affordable Care Act and other national trends, California is fundamentally transforming how it pays for the care of patients in Medi-Cal, its state Medicaid program.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Social determinants of health series: Transportation and the role of hospitals

Health Research & Educational Trust

This guide explains the link between transportation and health and discusses the role of hospitals and health systems in addressing transportation issues, improving access and helping design and support better transportation options.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Addressing population health: Integrators in the Accountable Health Communities Model

A. Billioux, P.H. Conway, D.E. Alley
JAMA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center tests payment and service delivery models designed to reduce costs and improve quality of care in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Commentary

Long-term impact of a postdischarge community health Worker intervention on health care costs in a safety-net system

A.A. Galbraith, D.J. Meyers, D. Ross-Degnan, M.E. Burns, C.E. Vialle-Valentin, M.R. Larochelle, S. Touw, F. Zhang, M. Rosenthal, R.B. Balaban
Health Serv Res

Objective: Patient navigators (PNs) may represent a cost-effective strategy to improve transitional care and reduce hospital readmissions. We evaluated the impact of a PN intervention on health system costs in the 180 days after discharge for high-risk patients in a safety-net system.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Other Experimental Design

Evaluation of housing for health permanent supportive housing program

S.B. Hunter, M. Harvey, B. Briscombe, M. Cefalu
RAND Corporation

Housing for Health (HFH), a division within the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), was established to provide supportive housing to DHS patients with complex medical and behavioral health issues who were experiencing homelessness.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Case Study, Other Experimental Design

Using case management in a universal health coverage system to improve quality of life of frequent emergency department users: a randomized controlled trial

K. Iglesias, S. Baggio, K. Moschetti, J.B. Wasserfallen, O. Hugli, J.B. Daeppen, B. Burnand, P. Bodenmann
Qual Life Res

Purpose: Frequent Emergency Department users are likely to experience poor quality of life (QOL). Case management interventions are efficient in responding to the complex needs of this population, but their effects on QOL have not been tested yet.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Enhancing administrative data to predict emergency department utilization: the role of neighborhood sociodemographics

L.M. Lines, A.B. Rosen, A.S. Ash
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Much of emergency department use is avoidable, and high-quality primary care can reduce it, but performance measures related to ED use may be inadequately risk-adjusted.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational

Clinical-community partnerships to identify patients with food insecurity and address food needs

E.A. Lundeen, K.R. Siegel, H. Calhoun, S.A. Kim, S.P. Garcia, N.M. Hoeting, D.M. Harris, L.K. Khan, B. Smith, H.M. Blanck, K. Barnett, A.C. Haddix
Prev Chronic Dis

Introduction: More than 42 million people in the United States are food insecure. Although some health care entities are addressing food insecurity among patients because of associations with disease risk and management, little is known about the components of these initiatives.

Publication Year:

2017

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review