A recent report from Sage Growth Partners found behavioral, social and environmental determinants of health are key factors when developing a successful approach to value-based health care.
The report from the Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy and marketing firm found the health care a patient receives has little bearing on their overall health — roughly 10 percent.
Thirty percent is reportedly attributed to genomics, while 20 percent can be attributed to socioeconomic and environmental variables.
The major influencer of a person’s health, however, appears to be a person’s behavior. According to the report, 40 percent of a person’s overall health can be attributed to behavior.
“Getting that behiavior data from multiple sources and compiling it so that healthcare executives can map it to any given population allows us to fill that critical gap,” Sage Growth Partners CEO Dan D’Orazio says.