Social Influencers: The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Injured Worker Recovery
White Paper Summary
Visibility into psychosocial and mental health factors – and the influence they have on work-related injury and recovery – continues to be a key area of focus for workers’ compensation stakeholders. While a significant component of psychosocial factors includes psychological factors such as anxiety, fear avoidance, catastrophizing, or depression, perhaps even more nuanced are the social components – the factors that aren’t defined in the DSM-5, that don’t have an ICD-10 code, and which can’t be addressed through medical treatment.
In our Social Determinants of Health Article Series, Healthesystems will spotlight several SDoH that impact injury and recovery, with a goal of answering these questions:
- What are social determinants of health (SDoH)?
- How do SDoH intersect with management of the injured worker?
- What are some specific examples of how SDoH can impact workplace injury and its recovery?
- How can workers’ compensation stakeholders gain more visibility into SDoH among injured worker populations?
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