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Social Determinants of Health

Data Element

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Social Determinant of Health Domain
The area of social risk documented for a patient (e.g., housing insecurity, alcohol use, transportation security). When exchanging a domain, the following constituent data components should be included:
- Source/Assessment: The specific survey, questionnaire, or question set(s) used to calculate the patient’s risk value for the domain, if applicable. If a particular assessment was not used to calculate the patient’s risk value, just the risk value may be exchanged.
- Risk Value: The category of risk that applies to a patient for the domain (e.g., “high risk,” “moderate risk,” “low risk,” or “unknown”).
- Date: The date the assessment was completed.


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