Patient-reported social risks and clinician decision making: Results of a clinician survey

A recent study conducted in a large nonprofit network of community health centers assessed the extent to which patients’ social determinants of health influence safety-net primary care clinicians’ decisions at the point of care, and how that information came to the clinician’s attention. Descriptive statistics and generalized estimating equation models were used to assess relationships between clinician, patient and encounter characteristics and clinicians’ reported use of social determinants of health data in clinical decision-making.

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