Swimming Upstream: Meeting the Challenges of Social Determinants of Health
A recent blog post by Community Hospital Corporation details the nonclinical aspects that are a part of health outcomes and the scientific research supporting those aspects.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Community Hospital Corporation’s website.
It’s been said that patients’ ZIP codes matter more than their genetic codes when it comes to health status. That’s because certain conditions in the places where people live, work, learn and play can pose greater health risks and poorer outcomes. In public health terms, these conditions are called social determinants of health or, sometimes, upstream determinants of health. Basically, the concept is that nonclinical factors influence health outcomes.
Read full coverage as reported in Becker’s Hospital Review, November 20, 2019.