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Table 2 Screening and intervention proportions

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


Patient encounters during implementation perioda


Patients screenedb

n (%)

Patients who screened positiveb,c

n (%)

Patients provided with interventionb,d

n (%)

Community Health Centre


124 (6.8)

48 (38.7)

39 (81.3)

Family Health Teams and private fee-for-service family medicine practice


189 (11.8)

59 (31.2)

37 (62.7)

Pediatric inpatient


28 (10.6)

3 (10.7)

3 (100)

Pediatric outpatient


240 (9.0)

55 (22.9)

43 (78.2)



581 (9.1)

165 (28.4)

122 (73.9)

  1. a Based on billing remittances, electronic medical records, or manual tally of patients who were under the care of at least one of the participating health care providers during the implementation period (inpatient sites only). For outpatient sites, indicates the total number of encounters (except for one family practice, which only provided the total number of unique patient encounters)
  2. b Self-reported by participating health care providers
  3. c Using number of patients screened as the denominator for calculating proportions
  4. d Using number of patients who screened positive as the denominator for calculating proportions
  5. e Number of admissions during the implementation period where the patient was under the care of at least one participating health care provider