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Health Care's Blind Side: The Overlooked Connection between Social Needs and Good Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2011) Health Care's Blind Side: The Overlooked Connection between Social Needs and Good Health. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

A national survey reveals that physicians believe unmet social needs are directly leading to worse health for Americans — and that patients’ social needs are as important to address as their medical conditions. Medical care alone cannot help people achieve and maintain good health if they do not have enough to eat, live in a dilapidated apartment without heat or are unemployed. Physicians report that their patients frequently express health concerns caused by unmet social needs beyond their control. This is health care’s blind side: Within the current health care system, physicians do not have the time or sufficient staff support…


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Policy
Practice > service
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Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 10:07
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2011 10:07
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3643

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