Social Determinants: The Role Social Factors Play in Delivering Quality Care
Social Determinants of Health
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Why social determinants are important
Examples of social determinants like income, education, physical environment, social support networks, and access to health services
Impact on health status
Understanding the impacts that different social determinants of health have on a patient’s health status
Whole-person care considers more than just presenting symptoms and considers factors such as patient education, income, and access to transportation. Consideration of these non-medical factors are critical to successfully planning care for patients, improving outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
Does your staff fully understand the importance and role that social health factors play in care delivery?