The non-medical factors that influence health outcomes have gained increasing attention in the United States during the pandemic. While some other countries have already brought social and medical spending together, in the U.S. issues like affordable housing, food insecurity, living in unsafe conditions, and access to supports are only recently being discussed as important when planning care for people with complex problems. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) social factors drive anywhere from 30%-55% of health outcomes (see Social Determinants . . .
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