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This parent group contains a single group for concepts related to Social determinants of health (SDOH). SDOH are defined as "the structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age" and are divided into several categories, including socioeconomic status, education, physical environment, employment, social support network, and access to health care. Examples of social conditions affecting health In the United States include the direct correlation between level of education and life expectancy and the inverse correlation between level of education and the likelihood of smoking. Attempts to improve the health of people in United States have historically focused primarily on the healthcare system itself, but studies have shown that increasing access to quality healthcare does not translate into better health outcomes. To truly improve the health of all sectors of society a much broader approach must be developed that includes SDOH. [https://www.kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/beyond-health-care-the-role-of-social-determinants-in-promoting-health-and-health-equity/] Unlike most of the other LOINC Groups that are query-driven, this Group is defined manually since the LOINC terms related to SDOH do not have consistent attributes (e.g., Component or System) that can be queried. Feedback is welcome, as are new term requests to help fill in the LOINC content gaps for SDOH concepts.
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- ValueSet definition
- ValueSet expansion
Groups within this Parent Group
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