Mapping the impact of social determinants of health (Modern Healthcare)

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[By Virgil Dickson  |  March 31, 2018 ]

At UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., clinicians are prompted by their electronic health record system to ask patients personal questions about their home life and eating habits. Those inquiries over the past few years helped reduce the hospital’s overall readmission rate to 10% from 13.8% before it began gathering data on social determinants of health—factors that are profoundly linked to overall health.The issue of trying to manage all of the factors contributing to a person’s health is growing as providers work increasingly under… View Full Article Here

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