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Table 1 Implementation sites for clinical poverty tool

From: Exploratory study of “real world” implementation of a clinical poverty tool in diverse family medicine and pediatric care settings



Scope of care

Patient population

Number of providers recruited

Community Health Centrea

1 urban site

1 site targeting addictions and homeless adults

1 rural site

General family medicine, targeted addictions care

All, focus on patients with low socioeconomic status

5 physicians

2 nurse practitioners

Family Health Teamb

1 academic family health team

1 non-academic family health team

General family medicine


3 physicians

1 nurse practitioner

Family medicine

1 private fee-for-service practice with focus on vulnerable populations

Prenatal care, addictions medicine

Pregnant patients, patients experiencing addictions

1 physician

Pediatric inpatient

3 pediatric inpatient units

1 neonatal intensive care unit

General inpatient pediatrics, critical care pediatrics, well newborn service, neonatal intensive care

Well newborns, ill newborns and children up to 18 years of age

4 physicians

(3 overlapping with outpatient pediatrics)

Pediatric outpatient

1 children’s outpatient centre

1 developmental clinic

General pediatrics, specialty pediatrics (genetics, respirology, neurology, infectious disease), urgent care pediatrics, developmental pediatrics

Infants and children up to 18 years of age

9 physicians (3 overlapping with inpatient pediatrics)

  1. a Community Health Centres are community-governed primary health care organizations staffed by interdisciplinary teams. They focus on health promotion and community development programs to reduce the negative impacts of social and environmental factors on health
  2. b Family Health Teams consist of doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, and other health care professionals who work collaboratively to deliver patient-centred care in Ontario