Table 2.

Clinician Diary Responses About Using the Social Needs Survey (n = 123)

Positive Response (%)Neutral (%)Negative Response (%)
Information from social needs survey helped during encounter33.964.41.7
Knowing patient lives in “cold spot” helped during the encounter33.363.33.3
Social needs survey helped change care*22.5N/A77.5
Social needs survey helped me know patient better52.540.86.7
  • Note: see Appendix B for clinician diary response prompts.

  • * for this question, clinicians were not given a neutral response option.