Health status of and access to health services by residents of urban encampments in Los Angeles.

@article{Cousineau1997HealthSO,
  title={Health status of and access to health services by residents of urban encampments in Los Angeles.},
  author={Michael R. Cousineau},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={70-82}
}
This paper reports findings from a survey of 134 homeless people living in 42 urban encampments in central Los Angeles. These data, of concern to public health officials, include the physical conditions in the camps, the health status of residents, their use of drugs and alcohol, and their access to and use of health care services such as substance abuse treatment. Many encampment residents report poor health status; over 30 percent report chronic illnesses, and 40 percent report a substance… CONTINUE READING

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