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Patients, academics have different views on SDOH, study finds

A study from the Anthem Public Policy Institute found patients with chronic or acute conditions have a different understanding of social determinants of health than researchers and the media, with individuals more concerned on daily influences such as obtaining healthful food, social support or finding the right doctor while researchers are more focused on education, income level and other structural factors. "By better understanding how individuals view and talk about social determinants, payers and providers alike can identify new and improved ways to engage with them to more effectively improve their health and well-being and the delivery of healthcare," said Jennifer Kowalski, vice president of the institute.

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