Practice capacity to address patients’ social needs and physician satisfaction and perceived quality of care

Ann Fam Med

Recent studies have explored clinician impacts of health care–based interventions that respond to patients’ social and economic needs. These studies were limited by available clinician data. We used the Commonwealth International Health Policy Survey of 890 primary care physicians to examine associations between clinic capacity to respond to patients’ social needs and physician satisfaction, stress, and perceived medical care quality. Results suggest that perceived capacity to address social needs is strongly associated with both clinician satisfaction and perceived medical care quality. Our findings add to a growing literature on the potential return on investment of clinical interventions to address social needs.

Pantell MS, De Marchis E, Bueno A, Gottlieb LM. Practice capacity to address patients’ social needs and physician satisfaction and perceived quality of care. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17:42-45. PMID: 30670394. DOI: 10.1370/afm.2334.

Publication Year: 
2019
Resource Type: 
Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design: 
Other Study Design
Social Determinant of Health: 
Not Specified
Outcomes: 
Provider Experience of Care
Screening Research: 
No