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The Highland Health Advocates: a preliminary evaluation of a novel programme addressing the social needs of emergency department patients
  1. Lia Ilona Losonczy1,
  2. Dennis Hsieh1,
  3. Michael Wang2,
  4. Christopher Hahn1,
  5. Tarak Trivedi1,
  6. Marcela Rodriguez1,
  7. Jahan Fahimi3,
  8. Harrison Alter1
  1. 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland Hospital – Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA, USA
  2. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital – Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA, USA
  3. 3 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lia Ilona Losonczy, Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland Hospital – Alameda Health System, 1411 E. 31st Street Oakland, CA 94602, United States; lia.losonczy{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors Each author made substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; LL, DH, CH and HA conceived the study, designed the tria, and obtained research funding. MR collected data. LL, TT, MW, JF and HA provided statistical advice on study design and analysed the data; LL, DH, CH, MR, TT, JF and HA drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and all authors contributed substantially to its revision and approved the final version to be published. LL takes responsibility for the paper as a whole.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval IRB at Alameda County Medical Center, now Alameda Health System.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice This paper has been amended since it was published Online First. Owing to a scripting error, some of the publisher names in the references were replaced with ‘BMJ Publishing Group’. This only affected the full text version, not the PDF. We have since corrected these errors and the correct publishers have been inserted into the references.

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  • Contributors Each author made substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; LL, DH, CH and HA conceived the study, designed the tria, and obtained research funding. MR collected data. LL, TT, MW, JF and HA provided statistical advice on study design and analysed the data; LL, DH, CH, MR, TT, JF and HA drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and all authors contributed substantially to its revision and approved the final version to be published. LL takes responsibility for the paper as a whole.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval IRB at Alameda County Medical Center, now Alameda Health System.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice This paper has been amended since it was published Online First. Owing to a scripting error, some of the publisher names in the references were replaced with ‘BMJ Publishing Group’. This only affected the full text version, not the PDF. We have since corrected these errors and the correct publishers have been inserted into the references.

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