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Patients in a waiting room Those with high SDoH stress are nearly 50 percent more likely to suffer from chronic conditions and 2.3 times more likely to rate their health as “fair” or “poor.” (Photo: Shutterstock)

Financial insecurity, social isolation, addiction and other social determinants of health (SDoH) can really make a difference in how people engage with their health care providers, according to Waystar’s “2018 Consumer Perspectives on How Social Determinants Impact Clinical Experience.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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