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"Untapped Power": The Critical Role Digital Tools Can Play in Addressing Social Determinants...
September 24, 2023
Social determinants of health (SDOH) continue to challenge US healthcare, despite spending $4.3tn annually. Life expectancies in some states are lower than poverty-stricken countries. Addressing these determinants requires policy changes, while clinicians can directly intervene, tapping into social resources. Direct physician input can help patients access services like housing and disability income. Digital solutions for early detection of diseases like cancer and cardiac disorders can also contribute to improving health outcomes.