White Paper

Loneliness: A Social Determinant of Health

Social isolation and the accompanying loneliness are two of the more pernicious SDoH barriers. Exacerbated by the pandemic, social isolation and loneliness have been brought to the forefront of medical research and media outlets globally. 

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Recent research has been conducted
regarding loneliness among older Americans, revealing that as much as 25% of older adults have been impacted by social isolation and would define themselves as lonely. This number increases significantly among veterans. 

According to a recent report by AARP,
loneliness accounts for an additional $6.7 billion in Medicare spending annually due to extra trips made to the emergency department and an increase in inpatient admissions.4

By treating and reducing loneliness, not only would we see a great decrease in the amount of annual Medicare spending, but we would
see a benefit in the overall health and well-being of our members.

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