Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The solid facts

During the course we are speaking alot about social determinantes of health.
The field of social epidemiology is a growing field in social studies and public health and includes an evidence based discussion about the social determinantes of health.
Some of the best researchers published a short and interesting document called the "Solid Facts". This is a document that shortly descrives the 10 mot important social determinantes of health which have good evidence after long and large stuies.
Please don't be afraid! The document is short - just few pages and gives an "abstract like" descripion of every factor - like social inequality. It is only about... 10 pages (and many pictures).

It can be downloaded here for free and is an important account for any doctor.

The same group issued an accompanying book further expanding what is known today in the fiel of social epidemiology. So, if you need some more info after reading the document, this is a good starting point.

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