- Nearly three-quarters of doctors agree that social determinants of health will put the biggest strain on the healthcare industry come 2021, according to the third part of The Physicians Foundation 2020 Survey of America’s Physicians. Another 44 percent said addressing health equity and inequity will be key for ensuring patient access to care, the survey showed.
- Forty-percent of physician respondents agreed that socioeconomic issues—income, job security, educational attainment, and family support—are the most pressing social determinants of health. These factors influence other downstream social determinants of health. Addressing income inequality could help address housing security issues, for example.