Social Science Interventions in Medicine Produce Medical Science Outcomes

Tom Janisse, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Fall 2007 - Volume 11 Number 4

Giving a patient a templated instruction printout isn't the best medical treatment after starting a medication. Far better is personal education, reinforced at home. This requires applying social science in medicine. Although many disciplines constitute social science, four are close associates of health care: psychology, education, anthropology, and sociology. Five of this issue's Original Articles describe social science interventions that produce medical science outcomes.


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