You’ve likely heard of social determinants of health. But healthcare systems and policymakers have coined a number of other terms for similar concepts. This mishmash of terminology is a potential threat to making progress on these issues.
Between 2 and 12 million people may have decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 due to misinformation they encountered about the shots. This statistic highlights a problem that many case managers have encountered firsthand when working with patients: medical misinformation and disinformation.
Kathy, a float case manager, is realizing that severe COVID-19 ruins lungs. Presently, Kathy has a patient who has suffered from severe COVID-19 and has been intubated and mechanically ventilated for more than a month in the ICU with no immediate recovery in sight.