Blindsided - Creeann's Story
This story is about the challenges of following through on medical advice without the needed financial resources. Through Creeann’s interactions with the healthcare system, we clearly see how financial strain can limit a person’s ability to purchase prescribed medications. Simply asking patients and their families about financial strain, and practicing social prescribing, can lead to better support and better outcomes.
Did you know? 25 per cent of lower-income Canadians say they have delayed or stopped buying some prescription drugs because of the economic downturn. Only three per cent of Canadians earning more than $60,000 have taken similar action. (CMA, 2012)