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How often do hospitals, physician practices screen patients for food, housing, other social needs?

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: National survey data helped the authors of this study examine how common it is for U.S. hospitals and physician practices to screen patients for social needs such as food insecurity, housing instability, utility and transportation needs, and experience with interpersonal violence.

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Authors: Taressa K. Fraze, Ph.D., of Dartmouth College in Lebanon, New Hampshire, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11514)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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