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20% of Homeless Hospitalized 3 Times in Last Year

  |  July 18, 2011

A survey of the nation’s homeless in 30 cities has found that more than one in five visited the emergency department or was hospitalized over three times in the last year, nearly 40% had no health coverage such as Medicaid and more than one in five were living with triple diagnoses.

That’s the finding of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a private and government funded outreach project that is seeking to, in part, reach out to hospitals and doctors to remedy the situation.

“Hospitals have a whole lot of ways they can be a part of this,” says Catherine Craig, director of Health Integration for Community Solutions, the national campaign’s parent organization.