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.
Schwenk TL. Physicians and Social Determinants of Health—Reply. JAMA. 2020;324(7):711. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.9072
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