Homelessness and health

Turnbull, Jeffrey; Muckle, Wendy; Masters, Christina
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1065
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the face of homelessness which has changed from the adult male alcoholic to an increasingly diverse population with complex medical illnesses. They assess that the homeless people often lack effective health services and health care resources despite of the significant higher rates of illnesses. They evaluate that the solutions for the problem require complex, evidence-based integrated strategies and need courage to be implemented.


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