Evidence & Resource Library

The SIREN Evidence & Resource Library has expanded to include both peer-reviewed publications and other types of resources such as webinars and screening tools/toolkits on medical and social care integration. To limit your search to peer-reviewed articles, select Peer Reviewed Research under Resource Type. If you have questions about how to use the library or suggestions about additional resources, view this help document or write us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to get alerts about recent additions to the Evidence & Resource Library.

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Financial support to Medicaid-eligible mothers increases caregiving for preterm infant

K.G. Andrews, M.W. Martin, E. Shenberger, S. Pereira, G. Fink, M. McConnell
Matern Child Health J

Objectives: To assess the impact of financial support on maternal caregiving activities for preterm infants. Methods: We conducted a small randomized controlled trial (RCT) in two Massachusetts Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Where is the break-even point for community health workers? Using national data and local programmatic costs to find the break-even point for a metropolitan community health worker program.

T. Gurley-Calvez, J.A.R. Williams
Med Care

Background: Community health worker (CHW) programs take many forms and have been shown to be effective in improving health in several contexts. The extent to which they reduce unnecessary care is not firmly established.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

"From taboo to routine": A qualitative evaluation of a hospital-based advocacy intervention for domestic violence and abuse

S. Dheensa, G. Halliwell, J. Daw, S.K. Jones, G. Feder
BMC Health Serv Res

Health services are often the first point of professional contact for people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. We report on the evaluation of a multi-site, hospital-based advocacy intervention for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Health care hotspotting - a randomized, controlled trial

A. Finkelstein, A. Zhou, S. Taubman, J. Doyle
N Engl J Med

There is widespread interest in programs aiming to reduce spending and improve health care quality among "superutilizers," patients with very high use of health care services.

2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Effects of a transitional care practice for a vulnerable population: A pragmatic, randomized comparative effectiveness trial

D.T. Liss, R.T. Ackermann, A. Cooper, E.A. Finch, C. Hurt, N. Lancki, A. Rogers, A. Sheth, C. Teter, C. Schaeffer
J Gen Intern Med

Background: There is limited experimental evidence on transitional care interventions beyond 30 days post-discharge and in vulnerable populations.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

A 60-second survey to identify patients’ unmet social needs

S.R. Reves, J.P. O’Neal, M.M. Gonzalez, C. McHenry, M. Favour, R.S. Etz
Ann Fam Med

The connection between poor social determinants of health and high utilization of health care is well established. The use of emergency departments for illnesses manageable within the community is common, as are hospitalizations due to preventable disease complications.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Living alone and homelessness as predictors of 30-day potentially preventable hospital readmission

E. LaWall, Y.Y. Wu, V. Y. Fan, M. Ashton, T. Sentell
Prev Chronic Dis

Introduction: The effect of social factors on health care outcomes is widely recognized. Health care systems are encouraged to add social and behavioral measures to electronic health records (EHRs), but limited research demonstrates how to leverage this information.

2019

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Incorporating social determinants of health in electronic health records: A qualitative study of perspectives on current practices among top vendors

M. Freij, P. Dullabh, L. Hovey, J. Leonard, A. Card, R. Dhopeshwarkar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Policy

Background: Social determinants of health (SDH) are increasingly seen as important to understanding patient health and identifying appropriate interventions to improve health outcomes, in what is a complex interplay between health system, community, and individual level factors.

2018

Issue Briefs & Reports

Other Study Design

Development of the pediatric social risk instrument using a structured panel approach

J. Cohen-Silver, S. Adams, R. Agrawal, C. Birken, E. Cohen, G. Dougherty, A. Houtrow, T. Jegathesan, S. Kandasamy, B. Muskat, N. Pai, J.L. Maguire
Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Background: Social determinants of health impact child illness. Currently, no instrument exists to identify social need during hospital admission.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Medical respite for people experiencing homelessness: Financial impacts with alternative levels of Medicaid coverage

D. Shetler, D.S. Shepard
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical respite (MR) programs provide medical care, social services, and a safe place to recuperate for people experiencing homelessness after hospital discharge. We examined the financial impact of MR on hospitals and insurers in states with varying Medicaid coverage.

2018

Peer Reviewed Research

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