Implementation of a Program to Screen for the Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care

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Johnson, Macy
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Social Determinants of Health , Screening Primary Care , Quality Improvement , Community Resources , Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing
The goal of this quality improvement project was to integrate and evaluate the screening of social determinants of health into a primary care practice and incorporate the screenings into the electronical health record. The primary outcome measure was documentation of social determinants of health in the electronic health record. The secondary outcome measure was to provide patients with resources and document resources were given. The participants included one provider and two medical assistants within a clinic. A chi-squared test of independence was used to measure the improvements in screening and documentation of social determinants of health. Content analysis was used to evaluate participant responses about the project. Descriptive statistics was used to illustrate the results of each social determinant of health.