Approximately 24.4% of hospitals and 15.6% of physician practices in the U.S. screen their health care consumers for five key social needs associated with health outcomes. In comparison, 8.0% of hospitals and 33.3% of practices reported no screening. The remaining 67.6% of hospitals and 51.1% of physician practices screened for up to four of the five key social needs. The five social needs associated with health outcomes include: Food insecurity Housing instability Utility needs Transportation needs Experience with interpersonal violence These . . .