Social determinants of health

Health-Related Social Needs among Older Adults Enrolled in Medicare Advantage: A National Survey

By: Charron L. Long; Stephanie M. Franklin; Angela S. Hagan; Yong Li; Jeremiah S. Rastegar; Bill Glasheen; William H. Shrank; and Brian W. Powers

Women cooking in kitchen

Among older adults enrolled in Medicare Advantage, health-related social needs are highly prevalent, with financial strain, food insecurity, and poor housing quality the most commonly reported. The distribution of health-related social needs is uneven, with significant disparities according to race, socioeconomic status, and sex.

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