Referral keeping in homeless women.

  title={Referral keeping in homeless women.},
  author={E Schlossstein and Patricia A St Clair and Frederick Connell},
  journal={Journal of community health},
  volume={16 6},
We examined factors associated with referral keeping among 118 homeless women screened for health care needs in Seattle. Referral keeping for medical conditions among the homeless was comparable to rates found in general low-income populations (62 percent vs. 65 percent), but their proportion of kept referrals for preventive care was much lower (22 percent vs. 44-51 percent). Referral keeping varied directly with symptom severity. Consistent with this finding was that among interviewed subjects… CONTINUE READING