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Cancer patients facing housing instability show greater risk of mortality

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Health systems are increasingly interested in integrating health care with social care, but little is known about cancer patients’ social welfare and how it affects their health outcomes. To address this, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and partnering institutions assessed the prevalence and impact of various social risk factors in cancer patients. Among the various social risks surveyed, housing instability was the most strongly associated with increased mortality risk, even after adjusting for the other social risk factors.

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Source: Nicole Mlynaryk - UC San Diego Health