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Beyond Medical Needs: The Intersection Between Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Outcomes

By: Ida Habibi
Date: April 18, 2018

A growing body of research calls for healthcare organizations to address the nonmedical needs of their patients—or social determinants of health. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s County Health Rankings attributes 80% of an individual’s overall health to their physical environment, health behaviors, and socioeconomic factors, whereas only 20% is determined by their medical…