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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The health law partnership: Adding a lawyer to the health care team reduces system costs and improves provider satisfaction

R. Pettignano, S.B. Caley, S. McLaren
J Public Health Manag Pract

Addressing the legal issues of patients of low socioeconomic status can be useful in increasing organizational reimbursements, reducing costs and improving access to care. Medical-legal partnership is an addition to the health care armamentarium that directly addresses this goal.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Environmental improvements brought by the legal interventions in the homes of poorly controlled inner-city adult asthmatic patients: A proof-of-concept study

M.M. O'Sullivan, J. Brandfield, S.S. Hoskote, S.N. Segal, L. Chug, A. Modrykamien, E. Eden
J Asthma

Objectives: Domestic contamination with mold, cockroaches, rodents, and dust worsens asthma severity. This violates warranty of habitability laws in most of the states, but patients often find it beyond their means to remedy their housing situation.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Integrating social workers into medical-legal partnerships: Comprehensive problem solving for patients

J.D. Colvin, B. Nelson, K. Cronin
Soc Work

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) integrate legal services into the health care setting to resolve legal issues that have a negative impact on patient health. These partnerships between attorneys and health care professionals have traditionally focused on physicians.

2012

Commentaries & Blogs

Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership

A.F. Beck, M.D. Klein, J.K. Schaffzin, V. Tallent, M. Gillam, R.S. Kahn
Pediatrics

Background and Objective: There is a documented connection between the home environment and health. Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) can address social and environmental determinants of health.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Pilot study of impact of medical-legal partnership services on patients' perceived stress and wellbeing

A.M. Ryan, R.M. Kutob, E. Suther, M. Hansen, M. Sandel
J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) bring legal services into health care settings to address patients' unmet legal needs. This pilot project examined whether MLP services impact patients' perceptions of stress and wellbeing.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Resident confidence addressing social history: Is it influenced by availability of social and legal resources?

J.K. O'Toole, M.C. Burkhardt, L.G. Solan, L. Vaughn, M.D. Klein
Clin Pediatr (Phila)

Background: Pediatric residency clinics caring for underserved populations are often staffed with varying levels of social and legal resources, though their effects on residents' knowledge and practice have not been studied.

2012

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Medical-legal partnership: Impact on patients with sickle cell disease

R. Pettignano, S.B. Caley, L.R. Bliss
Pediatrics

Objective: To determine the types of legal problems addressed by the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and the impact of the legal interventions in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) or its variants.

2011

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design

Pilot study of medical-legal partnership to address social and legal needs of patients

D. Weintraub, M.A. Rodgers, L. Botcheva, A. Loeb, R. Knight, K. Ortega, B. Heymach, M. Sandel, L. Huffman
J Health Care Poor Underserved

As a preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of medical-legal partnership in pediatrics, we conducted a 36-month prospective cohort study of the impact of clinic- and hospital-based legal services.

2010

Peer Reviewed Research

Pre-post without Comparison Group

Medical-legal partnerships: Transforming primary care by addressing the legal needs of vulnerable populations

M. Sandel, M. Hansen, R. Kahn, E. Lawton, E. Paul, V. Parker, S. Morton, B. Zuckerman
Health Affairs

Health care is undermined when patients don't receive the benefit of laws intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and food.

2010

Commentaries & Blogs

A medical-legal partnership as a component of a palliative care model

K.J. Rodabaugh, M. Hammond, D. Myszka, M. Sandel
J Palliat Med

Introduction: A medical-legal partnership (MLP) incorporated as part of a comprehensive palliative care model addresses unmet social and material needs for patients.

2010

Peer Reviewed Research

Other Study Design
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