Paper: A New Idea for Financing Key Investments in Healthy Communities

Social Determinants as Public Goods Taking Social-Risk Adjustment Beyond Care Quality-and-Performance Metrics In our May 2018 blog (Social Risk Adjustment for Provider Quality Measures), we addressed the need consider adjustments to healthcare-provider performance scores so that medical practices that serve disadvantaged populations don’t get penalized because diet, location, wealth, education level and environmental factors depress the wellness of these patients.

A recent paper published in the August 2018 issue of Health Affairs, Social Determinants as Public Goods, by Len M. Nichols and Lauren A. Taylor – takes [...]

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