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Comment & Response
August 18, 2020

Physicians and Social Determinants of Health—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Nevada, Reno
JAMA. 2020;324(7):711. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.9072

In Reply Dr Rousseau vigorously defends the role of physicians in addressing social determinants of health for the benefit of their patients. I agree with him up to the point of expecting physicians to be responsible for resolving the socioeconomic deficiencies that affect their patients.1 Knowledgeable—yes. Aware—yes. Supportive—yes. Responsible—no.