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October 11, 2021

Screening for Health-Related Social Needs in Pediatric Value-Based Care: Moving From Why to How

Author Affiliations
  • 1Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Pediatr. 2022;176(2):117-118. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3598

Health-related social needs (HRSN) are critical factors in children’s health that can be assessed through informal questioning or use of formal screening instruments such as WE CARE, IHELP, or iScreen.1 Growing consensus on why screening is important has not led to broad integration of screening into care delivery models owing to gaps in understanding how to screen at scale and incorporate results into evolving value-based care models.

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