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Should we screen for poverty in primary care?

D.P. Gopal, S. Beardon, M. Caraher, C. Woodhead, S.J. Taylor
Br J Gen Pract

This pandemic oversees the worst economic decline for almost 300 years,1 which will widen existing health inequalities.2 This has resulted in rising poverty levels and increasing numbers of people claiming state benefits, with probable knock-on effect

Keywords: Primary care
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Commentaries & Blogs

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

K. Wintemute, M. Noor, A. Bhatt, G. Bloch, S. Arackal, S. Kalia, B. Aliarzadeh, S. La Tona, J. Lo, A.D. Pinto, M. Greiver
BMC Fam Pract

Background: 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.

Keywords: Primary care, Non-U.S.
Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

People experiencing homelessness (PEH) suffer higher burdens of chronic illnesses, have higher rates of emergency medicine (ED) use and hospitalization, and ultimately are at increased risk for premature death compared to housed counterparts.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Peer Reviewed Research

Two of the oldest maxims in health care are “do no harm” and “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, these two maxims may no longer be compatible.

Publication year
2021
Resource type
Commentaries & Blogs