Cover: Homeless Persons

Homeless Persons

Published In: Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues In Health Services, Policy, and Management (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996), p. 273-301

Posted on on January 01, 1996

by Lisa Arangua, Lillian Gelberg

This is a comprehensive portrait of the 600,000 to 3,000,000 people in the U.S. who are currently without a home. It is based upon a literature review that deals with the characteristics of homeless people, the kinds of health programs available to them, the health services they utilize, and, to some extent, what happens to them.

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