Social Determinants of Health and Health-Care Solutions

Foege, William H.
July 2010
Public Health Reports;Jul/Aug2010 Supplement 4, Vol. 125, p8
Academic Journal
In this article the author identifies the specific outcomes that can be achieved by addressing social determinants of health (SDH). He proposes a metric development for health, an incorporation of prevention as part of medical practice and the reimbursement of practitioners for preventive medicine. He believes that the development of U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention of health outcome criteria would enable public health to coordinate with health-care delivery systems.


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