ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Twelfth Edition - Social Factors in Admitted Patient Care Fact Sheet

Date published: 15 September 2022

The circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age may influence the likelihood of experiencing disease or injury, and their interactions with health services. These circumstances are referred to as social determinants of health, socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances or social factors. 


The topics covered in this fact sheet include:

  • How are social factors classified?
  • Tips for better data on social factors
  • Strategies to classify social factors.
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