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Increasing Social Determinants of Health Screening Rates Among Six Endocrinology Centers Across the United States: Results From the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative

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posted on 2023-10-31, 15:11 authored by Ori Odugbesan, Trevon Wright, Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, Selorm Dei-Tutu, Mary Pat Gallagher, Emily DeWit, Roberto E. Izquierdo, Marisa Desimone, Nicole Rioles, Osagie Ebekozien, the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are strongly associated with outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes. Six centers in the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative applied quality improvement principles to design iterative Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to develop and expand interventions to improve SDOH screening rates. The interventions tested include staff training, a social risk index, an electronic health record patient-facing portal, partnerships with community organizations, and referrals to community resources. All centers were successful in improving SDOH screening rates, with individual site improvements ranging from 41 to 70% and overall screening across the six centers increasing from a baseline of 1% to 70% in 27 months.


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Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust T1DX-QI

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