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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2018 , Volume 32 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.

Social studies in health: A must for today



Author(s):  Baghri Lankarani Kamran, GHAHRAMANI SULMAZ*
* Health Policy Research Center, Institute of Health, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
This debate article highlights the major issues that should be considered in social studies in health, which could guide the policymakers to target the root causes of diseases and to better evaluate the impact of previous health interventions at community level. This is a prerequisite for a prosperous health system, and there is an urgent need for reliable and timely evidence for intervention on all social issues that could affect health.
Keyword(s): Social studies,Social determinants of health,Health,Policymaking
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