Health care of homeless veterans

  title={Health care of homeless veterans},
  author={Dr. Thomas P. O’Toole and Alicia Conde-Martel and MPH Jeanette L. Gibbon and Barbara H. Hanusa and MSc Michael J. Fine},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
It is important to understand the needs of those veterans who are homeless. We describe characteristics of homeless male veterans and factors associated with needing VA benefits from a two-city, community survey of 531 homeless adults. Overall, 425 were male, of whom 127 were veterans (29.9%). Significantly more veterans had a chronic medical condition and two or more mental health conditions. Only 35.1% identified a community clinic for care compared with 66.8% of non-veterans (P<.01); 47.7… CONTINUE READING

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