A recent study revealed a significant increase in the number of premature births to Latina women in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election. There is no single reason for babies being born too soon, but stress is definitely on the list.
Imagine the patient who’s regularly late, misses appointments or doesn’t fill their prescriptions as instructed. From the physician’s perspective, this is a non-compliant patient. But the patient may have transportation and financial issues. A "health adversity score" could help address this.