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Addressing patients' social needs: an emerging business case for provider investment

Author(s):
Bachrach, Deborah, author
Pfister, Helen, author
Wallis, Kier, author
Lipson, Mindy, author
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Manatt Health Solutions, author.
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Pershing Square Foundation, issuing body.
Skoll Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, 2014
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Commerce
Health Promotion -- economics
Health Promotion -- methods
Social Determinants of Health
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Promotion -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Promotion -- trends
Models, Economic
Organizational Case Studies
Patient Satisfaction
Reimbursement, Incentive
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients' social needs in clinical settings. But today, changes in the health care landscape are catapulting social determinants of health from an academic topic to an on-the-ground reality for providers, with public and private payers holding providers accountable for patients' health and health care costs and linking payments to outcomes. These new models are creating economic incentives for providers to incorporate social interventions into their approach to care. Investing in these interventions can enhance patient satisfaction and loyalty, as well as satisfaction and productivity among providers. A variety of tools for addressing patients' social needs are available to providers looking to leverage these opportunities. With the confluence of sound economics and good policy, investing in interventions that address patients' social as well as clinical needs is starting to make good business sense.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (35 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101635021 (See catalog record)
Author(s):
Bachrach, Deborah, author
Pfister, Helen, author
Wallis, Kier, author
Lipson, Mindy, author
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Manatt Health Solutions, author.
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Pershing Square Foundation, issuing body.
Skoll Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, 2014
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Commerce
Health Promotion -- economics
Health Promotion -- methods
Social Determinants of Health
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Promotion -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Promotion -- trends
Models, Economic
Organizational Case Studies
Patient Satisfaction
Reimbursement, Incentive
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Despite growing evidence documenting the impact of social factors on health, providers have rarely addressed patients' social needs in clinical settings. But today, changes in the health care landscape are catapulting social determinants of health from an academic topic to an on-the-ground reality for providers, with public and private payers holding providers accountable for patients' health and health care costs and linking payments to outcomes. These new models are creating economic incentives for providers to incorporate social interventions into their approach to care. Investing in these interventions can enhance patient satisfaction and loyalty, as well as satisfaction and productivity among providers. A variety of tools for addressing patients' social needs are available to providers looking to leverage these opportunities. With the confluence of sound economics and good policy, investing in interventions that address patients' social as well as clinical needs is starting to make good business sense.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (35 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101635021 (See catalog record)