Patient outcomes and socioeconomic health factors

June 22, 2020

In recent years, the United States has seen a shift in greater awareness of the importance of SDOH and toward a more comprehensive approach to healthcare.

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. New evidence shows that they can be as important in patient outcomes as genetics, especially in cancer treatment.

According to new research by Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, SDOH significantly impacts outcomes for cancer patients. The study is part of an ongoing series of reports designed to help physicians, manufacturers and other healthcare stakeholders understand the trends and changes within specialty medicine and patient care.

For more information and updates on these findings, read the full article from Medical Economics.