Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2327-4972

Jose Velasquez

Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program, 1115 S. Sunset Ave West Covina, CA 91790, United States

  • Research Article   
    Detrimental Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
    Author(s): Parvane Barati*, Cynthia Chen-Joea, Hamed Shalikar, Claudia Martin, Jose Velasquez, Nena LaScala and Denise Ronquillo

    Background: Sars-COV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, has a diverse clinical presentation and course that is amplified across different populations. It intensifies existing health outcome disparities that minorities and individuals in lower socioeconomic groups face when compared to the general population. However, the particular elements among these groups that contribute to health disparities with COVID-19 infections are unclear. Objective: To examine the relationship between various Social Determinants of Health (SDH) such as ethnicity, financial class, primary language, age and zip code have on the course and progression of COVID-19 infections. Design: A retrospective cohort analysis of data from patients who tested positive for the coronavirus admitted to the Emanate Health hospital system acr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2327-4972.21.10.276

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