Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications

Volume 33, Issue 4, Pages 289-295, Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.

The longitudinal relationship between food insecurity in older adults with diabetes and emergency department visits, hospitalizations, hemoglobin A1c, and medication adherence

Most studies of diabetes and food insecurity have been cross-sectional and were unable to examine the relationship between diabetes and future outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between food insecurity and emergency department (ED) visits, inpatient hospitalizations, hemoglobin A1c, and diabetes medication adherence over one year of follow-up in a cohort of individuals aged 65 years and older with diabetes mellitus.

The Permanente Journal

Volume 22, Supplement, Copyright © 2018 The Permanente Journal

Addressing Basic Resource Needs in Health Care Settings: From Clinic To Community

From the introduction: Structuring the health care system to identify and mitigate basic resource needs is a hard problem. By their very nature, hard problems require multidisciplinary solutions that cross conventional domains of responsibility and bureaucratic reporting lines. As these papers suggest, collaboration within health care systems to identify patients with basic resource needs requires the engagement of operational leaders, clinicians, office staff, information technology professionals, population health specialists, social workers, and patient navigators... John F. Steiner, MD, MPH


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