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Homeless Hospital Discharge

Hospitals Should Never Discharge Homeless Patients to the Streets

Kelly Doran, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Kelly Doran, M.D.

Sixty-seven percent of homeless patients spend their first night after hospital discharge at a shelter, and 11 percent on the streets. We need to stop discharging homeless patients to the shelters or streets, because it is dangerous for patients and ultimately costly to the health care system.