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Sick guy with dog Communicating with injured workers at the beginning of a claim, identifying the SDoH and resolving the circumstances that could impact recovery are key to speeding recovery and driving down costs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Stakeholders within the nation’s health care system have long understood what is becoming increasingly obvious to the workers’ compensation industry: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) have an enormous impact on health outcomes and injured workers are no exception. In fact, research suggests that medical care accounts for only 10 to 20 percent of health outcomes while the other 80 to 90 percent are attributed to demographic, environmental and socioeconomic factors.

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