To achieve quality health outcomes, organizations must deliver excellent patient care. However, patients may suffer poor outcomes – even if they have access to the best care in the world – if providers fail to consider social determinants of health, including factors such as socioeconomic status, education, social network support, access to care, access to (…)
Author: Michael Cousins, Ph.D.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, social determinants of health have a profound impact on health outcomes – much more, in fact, than the actual delivery of healthcare services. The health of people and communities is heavily influenced by such factors as socioeconomic status, education, social network support, access to care, access to transportation (…)