Why does this Canadian GP prescribe 'money' for patients?

Poverty and health are connected, so this doctor writes income scripts

For years, Dr Gary Bloch was troubled by patients whose health problems were due to poverty. But then the Canadian GP had a light-bulb moment. 

Dr Gary Bloch
Dr Gary Bloch. Photo: YouTube

Deciding to address the root cause of their ill health, he began writing 'scripts' for money — dispensed through government programs rather than the local pharmacy, Dr Bloch told the news site Vox.

He developed a simple, three-step clinical poverty tool: ask

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