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Social Determinants of Health

"Social Determinants of Health" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Social Determinants of Health" by people in this website by year, and whether "Social Determinants of Health" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 50 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2021
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