Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 2, P297-307 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0042 View full text
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Miranda Tsai, Rebecca Weintraub, Lauren Gee, Margot Kushel

Abstract: Hospitals do not routinely collect data about homelessness. The objectives of the present study were to (1) describe rate of patient reports of homelessness among inpatients at a public hospital, (2) assess the agreement between patient report of housing status on a study questionnaire with clinical and administrative data about homelessness, and (3) assess changes in housing status during hospitalization. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of inpatients at an urban public hospital to assess housing status;…

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