Social Health Determinants, Health Literacy Hurdles
Deficits in social and economic conditions in which patients are born, grow, live, work and age, known as social determinants of health (SDOH), pose the greatest barriers to engaging those patients in self-care, report 35 percent of respondents to the 2017 Patient Engagement Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Individuals demonstrating high levels of SDOH positivity present the most significant engagement challenges, say 29 percent of respondents. Recent research by Brigham Young University found that the SDOH of isolation poses as great a risk to longevity as obesity.
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