Our study on annual healthcare costs in Ontario found that food-insecure adults incur greater healthcare costs as the severity of food insecurity increases. It is among the first to demonstrate the healthcare costs associated with household food insecurity in Canada.
The study receiving wide media coverage, including:
- Food insecurity takes ‘significant toll’ on health care system: study – CTV News
- Food insecurity ups health care costs: study – Radio Canada International
- Lack of proper access to food costs the health care system: study – Global News
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Access the article at:
Tarasuk, V., Cheng, J., De Oliveira, C., Dachner, N., Gundersen, C., & Kurdyak, P. (2015). Association between household food insecurity and annual health care costs. CMAJ, 187(14), E429–E436.