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Titolo:
Health care utilization among homeless adults prior to death
Autore:
Hwang, SW; OConnell, JJ; Lebow, JM; Bierer, MF; Orav, EJ; Brennan, TA;
Indirizzi:
St Michaels Hosp, Inner City Hlth Program, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada St Michaels Hosp Toronto ON Canada M5B 1W8 m, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston Hlth Care Homeless Program, Boston, MA 02118 USA Massachusetts Gen Hosp Boston MA USA 02118 Program, Boston, MA 02118 USA Cambridge Hlth Alliance, Somerville Primary Care, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA Cambridge Hlth Alliance Cambridge MA USA 02139 e, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA Brigham & Womens Hosp, Div Gen Med, Clin Initiat Dev Program, Boston, MA 02115 USA Brigham & Womens Hosp Boston MA USA 02115 v Program, Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Hlth Policy & Management, Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvard Univ Boston MA USA 02115 olicy & Management, Boston, MA 02115 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE FOR THE POOR AND UNDERSERVED
fascicolo: 1, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 50 - 58
SICI:
1049-2089(200102)12:1<50:HCUAHA>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY; URBAN HOMELESS; MEDICAL-CARE; MORTALITY; POPULATION; INFECTION; MORBIDITY; BOSTON; LIFE;
Keywords:
homeless persons; death; delivery of health care; health services accessibility;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
22
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hwang, SW St Michaels Hosp, Inner City Hlth Program, Shuter Wing 2-026,30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada St Michaels Hosp Shuter Wing 2-026,30 Bond St Toronto ON Canada M5B 1W8
Citazione:
S.W. Hwang et al., "Health care utilization among homeless adults prior to death", J HEAL C P, 12(1), 2001, pp. 50-58

Abstract

This study characterizes health care utilization prior to death in a groupof 558 homeless adults in Boston. In the year before death, 27 percent of decedents had no outpatient visits, emergency department visits, or hospitalizations except those during which death occurred. However, 21 percent of homeless decedents had a health care contact within one month of death, and21 percent had six or more outpatient visits in the year before death. Injection drug users and persons with HIV infection were more likely to have had contact with the health care system. This study concludes that homeless persons may be underusing health care services even when they are at high risk of death. Because a subset of homeless persons had extensive health care contacts prior to death, opportunities to prevent deaths may have been missed, and some deaths may not have been preventable through medical intervention.

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