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Residential Therapy. Hospitals Take On Finding Housing for Homeless Patients, Hoping To Reduce Readmissions, Lower Costs
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As they grapple with containing the cost of caring for patients who frequently return to the ER or hospital for care, some hospitals are trying a new route: housing (Author).

As they grapple with containing the cost of caring for patients whofrequently return to the ER or hospital for care, some hospitals aretrying a new route: housing. In San Francisco, plans are under way tohouse 50 homeless patients. "Hospitalization is a failure of the medicalsystem. It means that the condition has gotten so out of control thatsomeone is at risk of life or limb," says Dr. Kelly Pfeifer, left, ofthe San Francisco Health Plan (Author).

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2012
Modern Healthcare
42
39
6-7
Minneapolis, MN
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