Homelessness, Hospitals and Mental Health: Study Shows Impacts and Costs

November 17, 2022


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5-15 mins
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A new study from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation reveals vast differences in diagnoses between patients with and without housing issues who are admitted to hospitals, including a sharp divide in care for mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental conditions. According to the study researchers, such findings show the importance of improving the tracking of housing status in health care, and of working to address housing as a social driver of health.

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