Implementation of targeted screening for poverty in a large primary care team in Toronto, Canada: a feasibility study

Poverty has a significant influence on health. Efforts to optimize income and reduce poverty could make a difference to the lives of patients and their families. Routine screening for poverty in primary care is an important first step but rarely occurs in Canada. The authors aimed to implement a targeted screening and referral process in a large, distributed primary care team in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main outcome was the proportion of targeted patients screened.



Authors: Wintemute K, Noor M, Bhatt A, Bloch G, Arackal S, Kalia S, Aliarzadeh B, La Tona S, Lo J, Pinto AD, Greiver M

Year: 2021