Resolving SDoH through Home-Based Palliative Care — One Patient at a Time
Publication: SDOH White Paper Blog
Article: Resolving SDoH through Home-Based Palliative Care — One Patient at a Time
The pronounced impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) for seriously ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic is generating significant interest and response from payors, providers, and regulators in both private and public sectors.
These determinants include social isolation, loneliness, limited food access, financial or employment insecurities and lack of transportation. In fact, recent studies estimate that social determinants can be responsible for up to 80% of a health outcome.
These issues have prompted a growing number of payors to adopt home-based palliative care (HBPC) to address challenges for seriously ill members living at home. Interdisciplinary palliative care teams are well equipped to help resolve SDoH and have the skills to find resources, coordinate care and enhance communication among the plan member.