Challenges in addressing social drivers of health are increasing physician burnout

Addressing social drivers of health is a critical aspect of a primary care physician’s job, but it is also contributing to rising levels of burnout and “has a major impact” on physicians’ mental health, according to The Physicians Foundation.The nonprofit organization recently conducted a survey of physicians in America to examine how social drivers of health (SDOH) affect them and their patients. SDOH can include factors like food and housing insecurity, transportation problems, difficulties with utilities and interpersonal safety, according to the survey report.Read More

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