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Letters Social determinants of health

Authors’ reply to Soljak, Robson and colleagues, and Kelly

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 22 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n177
  1. Andrew Moscrop, primary care physician1,
  2. Sue Ziebland, professor of medical sociology2,
  3. Gary Bloch, family physician3,
  4. Janet Rodriguez Iraola, patient representative3
  1. 1Luther Street Medical Centre for the Homeless and Vulnerably Housed, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  3. 3St Michael’s Hospital Department of Family and Community Medicine and Inner City Health Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. andrewmoscrop{at}

We are grateful for the interest shown in our paper and for the responses on The BMJ website and on social media.1

Soljak emphasises the importance of occupation, both as a marker of social class and as a determinant of occupational hazards.2 He points to workers at higher risk in the current context of covid-19. The lack of socioeconomic data …

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