Food insecurity: What is the clinician's role?

Food insecurity is a common problem, associated with both poor health and increased health care costs. Although we do not yet know whether these associations are causal, or whether routine screening for food insecurity will improve health, asking patients about food insecurity where it may change clinical management is appropriate. Studies to determine how best to overcome food insecurity will expand our ability to help patients who face this pernicious barrier to health.

Berkowitz SA, Fabreau GE. Food insecurity: What is the clinician's role? CMAJ. 2015;187(14):1031-1032. PMID: 26283725. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.150644.

Publication Year: 
2015
Resource Type: 
Commentary
Social Determinant of Health: 
Food/Hunger
Screening Research: 
No