Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors shows.

The biennial survey from the Physicians Foundation shows 88% of physicians have at least “some” patients impacted by social determinants of health and more than half of physicians said that “many or all of their patients have such an impediment.” The survey, which includes responses from more than 9,000 physicians, is conducted by physician staffing and recruitment firm MerrittHawkins.

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