Social Determinants of Health and Beyond: Information to Help Family Physicians Improve Patient Care
Social determinants of health (SDOHs) are a theme in this issue. In addition, we include a series of clinical articles to inform family medicine. One helps to demystify the process of obtaining hearing care. Another provides a case report of how a vanishing twin can confuse a newly available test. We also share articles on the early symptoms and signs of femoral insufficiency fractures and a simple test to help diagnose basal cell carcinomas. Family physicians provide their views on point-of-care tests. Positive outcomes are reported for behavioral health integration into family medicine offices and for diabetes education among patients cared for within patient-centered medical homes. A questionnaire can help family physicians identify and facilitate conversations with their patients about adverse childhood experiences.
Bowman, M. A.,
Neale, A. V.,
& Seehusen, D. A.
(2016). Social Determinants of Health and Beyond: Information to Help Family Physicians Improve Patient Care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29 (3), 295-296.