BU finds screenings for social determinants of health need to be tailored to clinics

An estimated 70 percent of the variation in healthcare outcomes is attributable to social determinants—-but it is only in recent years that healthcare settings have begun formally looking at these factors to better understand and treat patients. A new study co-authored by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine finds that these social determinant screening systems need to be tailored to individual clinics.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org