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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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.

2017

Peer Reviewed Research

Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Association of an asthma improvement collaborative with health care utilization in Medicaid-insured pediatric patients in an urban community

C.M. Kercsmar, A.F. Beck, H. Sauers-Ford, J. Simmons, B. Wiener, L. Crosby, S. Wade-Murphy, P.J. Schoettker, P.K. Chundi, Z. Samaan, M. Mansour
JAMA Pediatr

Importance: Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood. Hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma are more frequently experienced by minority children and adolescents and those with low socioeconomic status.

2017

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group

CommunityRx: A population health improvement innovation that connects clinics to communities

S.T. Lindau, J. Makelarski, E. Abramsohn, D.G. Beiser, V. Escamilla, J. Jerome, D. Johnson, A.N. Kho, K.K. Lee, T. Long, D.C. Miller
Health Affairs

The CommunityRx system, a population health innovation, combined an e-prescribing model and community engagement to strengthen links between clinics and community resources for basic, wellness, and disease self-management needs in Chicago.

2016

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Swimming 'upstream' to tackle the social determinants of health

T. Kiran, A.D. Pinto
BMJ Qual Saf

Quality improvement interventions typically focus on how to improve the care delivered within healthcare organisations or by health systems.

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

Integrating social and medical data to improve population health: Opportunities and barriers

L. Gottlieb, R. Tobey, J. Cantor, D. Hessler, N.E. Adler
Health Affairs

Recent efforts in medical settings to identify social determinants of health have focused primarily on screening for the purpose of improving care for individual patients and getting standardized data into electronic health records (EHRs).

2016

Commentaries & Blogs

Addressing basic resource needs to improve primary care quality: A community collaboration programme

S.A. Berkowitz, A.C. Hulberg, C. Hong, B.J. Stowell, K.J. Tirozzi, C.Y. Traore, S.J. Atlas
BMJ Qual Saf

Background: Unmet basic resource needs, such as difficulty affording healthcare, medications, food and housing, may contribute to worse healthcare quality indicators, but interventions are hampered by lack of specific knowledge regarding the distribution of unmet basic resource needs and their...

2016

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Making the social determinants of health a routine part of medical care

N. Nuruzzaman, M. Broadwin, K. Kourouma, D.P. Olson
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Though the ethical and clinical imperatives to address social and economic factors in the healthcare setting are appreciated by many, screening for conditions takes time, and the reality of limited time competes with the urgency of a clinic visit.

2015

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

A road map to address the social determinants of health through community collaboration

A.W. Henize, A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein, M. Adams, R.S. Kahn
Pediatrics

Economic, environmental, and psychosocial needs are common and wide-ranging among families cared for in primary care settings. Still, pediatric care delivery models are not set up to systematically address these fundamental risks to health.

2015

Commentaries & Blogs

Implementation of evidence-based employment services in specialty mental health

A.B. Hamilton, A.N. Cohen, D.L. Glover, F. Whelan, E. Chemerinski, K.P. McNagny, D. Mullins, C. Reist, M. Schubert, A.S. Young
Health Serv Res

Objective: Study a quality improvement approach for implementing evidence-based employment services at specialty mental health clinics.

2013

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group, Other Study Design

Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: Care system redesign using quality improvement methods

A.F. Beck, J.M. Simmons, H.S. Sauers, K. Sharkey, M. Alam, C. Jones, R.S. Kahn
Hosp Pediatr

Introduction: Connecting patients admitted with asthma to community-based services could improve care and more efficiently allocate resources. We sought to develop and evaluate an intervention to mitigate in-home environmental hazards (eg, pests, mold) for such children.

2013

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post with Comparison Group
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