Strategies, news and trends on the care of patients at the population level.
Special: Social Determinants of Health Series
"Access to care" often means providing patients with affordable care. But for many, "access" also literally means transportation to their providers' facilities.
- The housing status of patients has a profound effect on their health. Homelessness or unstably housed individuals are likely to be hospitalized more frequently.
- The awareness of the role that food insecurity plays in health is growing as the hospital field addresses health care issues from a population health perspective.
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