Screening for high social risk: principles and problems

Helen Rehr, Barbara Berkman, Gary Rosenberg

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Sound use of hospital social work services is not achieved when workers rely on other health personnel for referrals. The authors propose a screening mechanism to identify patients at what they term high levels of social risk and to restore the initiative to social work staff. Relevant principles and problems are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Work
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1980


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