Most Physicians Say Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Isn’t Their Job

The Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health” white paper was featured in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Most physicians say addressing social determinants of health isn’t their job.” The article provides an overview of physicians’ opinions regarding various services – including assistance obtaining affordable housing, food assistance, help arranging transportation to health care visits – and notes the paper’s findings that physicians need support staff like social workers to help them address these issues, and that employers have an incentive to tackle their employees’ social risk factors, according to the report.