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Caring for homeless persons with serious mental illness in general hospitals.
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PMID:  23295004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The care of homeless persons with serious mental illness remains a common and challenging problem in general hospital settings.
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to review data on homelessness and its psychiatric comorbidities, and to expand the skills of providers who encounter homeless individuals in general hospital settings.
RESULTS: Literature review reveals patient, provider, and systems factors that contribute to suboptimal health outcomes in homeless individuals.
CONCLUSIONS: Diagnostic rigor, integrated medical and psychiatric care, trauma-informed interventions, special considerations in capacity evaluations, and health care reform initiatives can improve the treatment of homeless persons with serious mental illness.
Leah K Bauer; Travis P Baggett; Theodore A Stern; Jim J O'Connell; Derri Shtasel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1545-7206     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosomatics     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376506     Medline TA:  Psychosomatics     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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