OHSU Family Medicine Research Featured by AAFP News

How Can Physicians Use Data on Social Determinants of Health?

03/16/16  Portland, Ore.

The work of Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil, and her OHSU Family Medicine research team was featured in an editorial piece published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The piece grapples with the growing recognition of social determinants of health and how providers can begin incorporating that information into their patients' files and treatment plans. 

"There is mounting evidence to suggest that SDH influence health outcomes more than medical care," they quoted, continuing that factors such as race, income, obesity, and use of tobacco are all predictors of patient wellbeing. 

Read the full editorial here.