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An approach to selecting single or multiple social risk factors for clinic-based screening

J.F. Steiner, G.K. Goodrich, K.R. Moore, S.M. Manson, L.M. Gottlieb, C. Kelly, E.B. Schroeder
J Gen Intern Med

Increasingly, healthcare systems are screening for social risk factors and connecting patients with programs to mitigate their social needs and improve health outcomes. A recent national survey demonstrated substantial variability in the selection of social risk factors for screening. Many clinics appear to rely on practitioner opinion rather than patient-derived data to choose risk factor domains. During a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in a federally qualified health center, we collected information about seven social risk factors from study participants. In this report, we present an analytic approach that such a clinic might use to guide the selection of social risk factors for screening.

Steiner JF, Goodrich GK, Moore KR, et al. An approach to selecting single or multiple social risk factors for clinic-based screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Mar 29. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06740-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33782892.

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Peer Reviewed Research
Outcomes
Social Needs/ SDH
Screening research
Yes
Social Determinant of Health
Economic Security
Food/Hunger
Health Care Access
Housing Quality
Housing Stability
Transportation
Utilities
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Other Study Design