Learn key considerations & download the AOA's sample patient assessment form for use in your practice
The following list outlines key issues to consider when incorporating social determinants of health (SDOH) assessment and a referral system into your practice:
The Sample Patient Assessment Tool is intended to be completed by a patient prior to meeting with the physician. This tool was developed by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Research and Public Health workgroup in alignment with the following criteria: 1) Questions focus on areas where physician/practice can provide assistance; 2) Assessment can be easily understood by patients at all literacy levels; 3) Questions relate to the osteopathic approach in consideration of the patient’s body, mind and spirit.
Click below to download the AOA’s sample “Patient Assessment of Individual, Family and Community Needs” form for use in your practice.