Hospitalization Costs Associated with Homelessness in New York City

  title={Hospitalization Costs Associated with Homelessness in New York City},
  author={VELYN and M. K and UHN and RTHUR and J. H and Artz and NDREW and L. M.E. and OSSO},
  • VELYN, K M., +6 authors OSSO
  • Published 2000
A BSTRACT Background Homelessness is believed to be a cause of health problems and high medical costs, but data supporting this association have been difficult to obtain. We compared lengths of stay and reasons for hospital admission among homeless and other low-income persons in New York City to estimate the hospitalization costs associated with homelessness. Methods We obtained hospital-discharge data on 18,864 admissions of homeless adults to New York City’s public general hospitals… CONTINUE READING