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Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, June 2016
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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Title
Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1443-1
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Authors

Naomi Yu Ko, Tracy A. Battaglia, Rebecca Gupta-Lawrence, Jessica Schiller, Christine Gunn, Kate Festa, Kerrie Nelson, JoHanna Flacks, Samantha J. Morton, Jennifer E. Rosen

Abstract

Social and economic conditions that affect one's ability to satisfy life's most basic needs such as lack of affordable housing, restricted access to education and employment, or inadequate income are increasingly well-documented barriers to optimal health. The burden of these challenges among vulnerable patients accessing cancer care services is unknown. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of patients presenting for ambulatory cancer care services (screening and treatment) at an urban safety-net hospital to assess socio-legal concerns (social problems related to meeting life's basic needs supported by public policy or programming and potentially remedied through legal advocacy/action). Among 104 respondents, 80 (77 %) reported concerns with one or more socio-legal needs in the past month, with a mean of 5.75 concerns per participant. The most common socio-legal concerns related to income supports, housing, and employment/education. Our findings support the need for innovations in cancer care delivery to address socio-legal concerns of a vulnerable patient population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 23%
Student > Master 5 19%
Librarian 2 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Psychology 1 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 7 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2017.
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#6,907,120
of 13,711,035 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#2,260
of 4,594 outputs
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#94,535
of 264,629 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#9
of 22 outputs
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