According to the multicenter randomized clinical trial that included 592 adult patients, help from community health workers—who assist high-risk patients with fulfilling basic needs ranging from housing and food insecurity to transportation and locating an appropriate medical home—resulted in fewer days in the hospital and increased likelihood of reported high-quality primary care.


JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1635-1643. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4630



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