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Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness
JAMA
June 5, 2024
People experiencing homelessness have worse mental and physical health than the general population. They also have limited access to primary care for reasons including the absence of health insurance,...
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Association of Homelessness with Before Medically Advised Discharge After Surgery
Science Direct
May 6, 2024
Before medically advised (BMA) discharge, which refers to patients leaving the hospital at their own discretion, is associated with higher rates of readmission and death in other settings. There is li...
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Morbidity and Length of Stay After Injury Among People Experiencing Homelessness in North America
February 28, 2024
Traumatic injury is a leading cause of hospitalization among people experiencing homelessness. In this retrospective cohort study of the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) rese...
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Loneliness Among Homeless-Experienced Older Adults With Cognitive or Functional Impairments: Qualitative Findings From the HOPE HOME Study
BMC Public Health
February 22, 2024
Loneliness is often more common in older adults and those who face structural vulnerabilities, including those who experience homelessness. In the United States, 48% of single homeless adults are 50 a...
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Homelessness And Health: Factors, Evidence, Innovations That Work, And Policy Recommendations
Health Affairs
February 5, 2024
On a single night in 2023, more than 653,000 people experienced homelessness in the United States. In this overview, researchers highlight the structural and individual risk factors that lead to homel...
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Housing Status Changes Are Associated With Cancer Outcomes Among US Veterans
Health Affairs
February 5, 2024
Cancer is a leading cause of death in older unhoused adults. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers assessed whether being unhoused, gaining housing, or losing housing in the year after cance...
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Using Alone at Home: What’s Missing in Housing-Based Responses to the Overdose Crisis?
Harm Reduction Journal
January 29, 2024
Responses to the overdose crisis in North America are increasingly centered on harm reduction approaches. In this commentary researchers aim to highlight current housing-based overdose prevention inte...
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Provider Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators to Surgical Care in Unhoused Patients: A Qualitative Analysis
Surgery
December 22, 2023
Unhoused patients have worse surgical outcomes than the general population, resulting in premature mortality. Researchers conducted 26 semi-structured interviews of clinicians who care for patients wi...
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Housing Status, Cancer Care, and Associated Outcomes Among US Veterans
JAMA Network Open
December 21, 2023
Cancer is a leading cause of death among older people experiencing homelessness. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers sought to characterize the diagnosis, treatment, surgical outcomes, and...
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Improving Cancer Outcomes Among Unhoused Patients—Lessons From the Veterans Health Administration
JAMA Network Open
December 21, 2023
In this commentary of the study "Housing Status, Cancer Care, and Associated Outcomes Among US Veterans", Maria C. Raven, MD, MPH, associate Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF, provides...
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Access, Outcomes, and Costs Associated with Surgery for Malignancy Among People Experiencing Homelessness
Annals of Surgical Oncology
December 10, 2023
Cancer is the leading cause of mortality for people experiencing homelessness (PEH). However, not much is known about cancer-related surgical outcomes among PEH. This retrospective cohort study aimed ...