Industry Insights: Response to “Integrating Social and Medical Care: Could it Worsen Health and Increase Inequity?” (Gottlieb & Alderwick, 2019)

Industry Insights: Response to “Integrating Social and Medical Care: Could it Worsen Health and Increase Inequity?” (Gottlieb & Alderwick, 2019)

We applaud Gottlieb and Alderwick for calling attention to potential unintended consequences associated with incorporating social determinant data into healthcare delivery and policy. As with any paradigm-shifting advance, recognizing social risks as a driver of healthcare utilization, cost, and poor outcomes comes with potential negative effects on key issues, such as access, equity, and quality. Fortunately, there are practical policy and programmatic approaches available to help mitigate this risk.

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4 Analytic Imperatives to Take SDOH From Altruism to a Business Case

4 Analytic Imperatives to Take SDOH From Altruism to a Business Case

At Socially Determined, we like to say, “Anything worth doing is worth doing at scale.” We understand the importance of improving the health of one person. But there is so much more we can accomplish in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) if we focus on building systematic approaches that can impact the lives of thousands or millions of people.

Read on to learn the four analytic imperatives to take SDOH from altruism to a business case.

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