Family doctors in Saskatchewan are starting to ask their patients if they’ve ever had difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month.

The question is the first step in a poverty screening tool — a new resource launched by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, eight of its provincial chapters, and the territories, in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Practice.

“At least 40 per cent of the people who answer yes to the question will be living below the poverty line,” said Dr. Sally Mahood, a Regina family doctor and an associate professor of Family Medicine with the University of Saskatchewan.

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