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Social risk, health inequity, and patient safety.

Boisvert S. Social risk, health inequity, and patient safety. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2022 Aug 16. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21519

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October 5, 2022
Boisvert S. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2022;42(2):18-25.

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are non-medical factors that impact a person’s health and well-being. This commentary presents ways that risk managers can improve equity and patient safety by addressing two SDOH: health literacy and discrimination. The author recommends using existing risk management tools (e.g., error reporting, data collection) to develop strategies to address the negative impacts of SDOH.

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Boisvert S. Social risk, health inequity, and patient safety. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2022 Aug 16. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21519

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