Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Read the full article: "Medical-Legal Strategies to Improve Infant Health Care: A Randomized Trial"
A randomized control trial at Boston Medical Center, a large urban safety-net hospital, incorporated medical-legal partnership services into an intervention for families of healthy newborns receiving primary care. Low-income families assigned to the intervention group were found to have an increase in use of preventive health care and had greater access to concrete supports. The results were published in Pediatrics.