Michael ' s Hospital Study : Homeless patients cost $ 2 , 500 more than the average patient for each hospital stay

@inproceedings{Shepherd2011MichaelS,
  title={Michael ' s Hospital Study : Homeless patients cost \$ 2 , 500 more than the average patient for each hospital stay},
  author={Lois L. Shepherd},
  year={2011}
}
After adjusting for age, sex, and the severity of the illness, a hospital stay for patients who were homeless cost $2,559 more than patients who were housed. Hwang's past research has shown that hospitalizations are common in this disadvantaged population: In one year, 100 homeless people will have about 23 hospitalizations, compared to only five hospitalizations among 100 people in the general population. The average cost of a hospital stay among patients in the study was $13,500. 

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