The Association Between Neighborhood Socioeconomic and Housing Characteristics with Hospitalization: Results of a National Study of Veterans

Elham Hatef, Hadi Kharrazi, Karin Nelson, Philip Sylling, Xiaomeng Ma, Elyse C. Lasser, Kelly M. Searle, Zachary Predmore, Adam J. Batten, Idamay Curtis, Stephan Fihn, Jonathan P. Weiner
2019 Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine  
Social determinants of health (SDOH) have an inextricable impact on health. If remained unaddressed, poor SDOH can contribute to increased health care utilization and costs. We aimed to determine if geographically derived neighborhood level SDOH had an impact on hospitalization rates of patients receiving care at the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) primary care clinics.
doi:10.3122/jabfm.2019.06.190138 pmid:31704758 fatcat:klne7g6jgra2xpaiic67kbhfpe