Infographic: Access to Health Services

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Individuals with an advanced degree are more likely to have health insurance than those with less than a high school degree, according to a new infographic by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The infographic also examines how a person’s type of health insurance impacts access to a usual primary care provider.

Although nearly three-fourths of health outcomes are determined by social determinants, few clinicians can ably identify those patients facing challenges related to social and environmental conditions or other experiences that directly impact health and health status.

Social Determinants and Population Health: Redesigning Care Management to Bridge Clinical and Non-Medical Services, care teams will learn that by asking patients the right questions and listening carefully to their responses, they can begin to identify and address social determinants, dramatically impacting patient outcomes as well as their own financial success under value-based care.

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