September 11, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • Health systems are screening more patients for social determinants of health, but distrustful patients and a lack of resources hinder progress. Patients may feel shame or worry about the potential consequences of revealing that their living situations are precarious or that they don’t always have enough for their children to eat. They may even fear being reported to government authorities if they reveal troubles at home. Moreover, some patients are pessimistic about these kinds of interventions and don’t believe they will lead to assistance. (Article here)