|Title||Social determinants of health in mental health care and research: a case for greater inclusion.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Deferio JJ, Breitinger S, Khullar D, Sheth A, Pathak J|
|Journal||J Am Med Inform Assoc|
|Date Published||2019 Aug 01|
Social determinants of health (SDOH) are known to influence mental health outcomes, which are independent risk factors for poor health status and physical illness. Currently, however, existing SDOH data collection methods are ad hoc and inadequate, and SDOH data are not systematically included in clinical research or used to inform patient care. Social contextual data are rarely captured prospectively in a structured and comprehensive manner, leaving large knowledge gaps. Extraction methods are now being developed to facilitate the collection, standardization, and integration of SDOH data into electronic health records. If successful, these efforts may have implications for health equity, such as reducing disparities in access and outcomes. Broader use of surveys, natural language processing, and machine learning methods to harness SDOH may help researchers and clinical teams reduce barriers to mental health care.
|Alternate Journal||J Am Med Inform Assoc|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC6696493|
Social determinants of health in mental health care and research: a case for greater inclusion.
Submitted by chz4003 on October 15, 2019 - 3:16pm
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