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is a plan to address them. If necessary, the geria- trician can draw upon the interdisciplinary team for assistance and specialized care. In this con- tinuous cycle, all elements remain dynamic and adjust appropriately to changes in Mr. Smith’s social and medical determinants of health, the population’s needs as a whole, the available work- force, and evidence-based healthcare protocols. chronic conditions such as ADRD or designing a larger population health management model, we can effectively and efficiently incorporate infor- mation on social determinants of health into better care for all patients in the system. Under- standing how the key components function in concert with one another can allow administra- Conclusion Whether caring for people suffering from
tors and providers to fully appreciate their roles and the roles of others within the continuum of care, with the goal of improving overall popula- tion health. Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., is Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis. Lindsey Yourman, M.D., is an assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at UC San Diego Health, in California. Richard J. Holden, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. Peter S. Pang, M.D., is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Craig A. Solid, Ph.D., is owner and principal of Solid Research Group, LLC, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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