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By congerdesign from PixabaySocial Determinants of Health

There are many factors that interfere with health equity and the ability of patients to get their health care needs met. For patients with complex lives and complex health needs, these challenges are even more pronounced. These social determinants of health, such as income, education, transportation, housing, and race or ethnicity, have a powerful influence on a patient’s life long before they arrive at a hospital or clinic.

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