Understanding demand: Social determinants of demand for health. 9th January 2018;1.30pm-5.30pm
The Nuffield Trust is working with Professor Al Mulley, Managing Director for Global Health Care Delivery Science, The Dartmouth Institute to run a series of seminars to understand components of demand in some different ways from how they are usually considered by policy makers and planners.
The first of these seminars will look at social determinants of demand for health. We will consider how far we can identify conditions where healthcare use is particularly sensitive to the social circumstances of the patient, including:
- What do we know about how social determinants translate into demand?
- Are there specific types of conditions or patients where these have a very significant impact?
- Are there particular social determinants that show up in needs analysis or the consulting room?
- Are we providing the right responses to these issues?
- What does this mean for the design of services?
- How do local systems and neighbourhoods need to respond to this?
- Are there policy level actions that would help?
- What are the implications for the data we collect and analyse?
In this context we want to bring together individuals who have been looking at demand and its components using data analysis, clinicians who are facing some of these aspects of demand, researchers, public health experts, local government and voluntary groups who might have different perspectives, ideas for analysis and solutions.
This event is free to attend and by invitation only.