The Experiences and Perceptions of Street-Involved Youth Regarding Emergency Department Services

@article{Nicholas2016TheEA,
  title={The Experiences and Perceptions of Street-Involved Youth Regarding Emergency Department Services},
  author={David B. Nicholas and Amanda S. Newton and Avery Calhoun and Kathryn Dong and Margaret A deJong-Berg and Faye Hamilton and Christopher Kilmer and Anne-Marie McLaughlin and Janki Shankar},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={851 - 862}
}
Street-involved (SI) youth comprise a substantial component of the urban homeless population. Despite being significant users of hospital emergency department (ED) services for acute and ongoing health needs, little is known about their experiences of ED care and the factors affecting their ED use. This study used a grounded theory and community-based approach to examine these issues. Focus groups and individual interviews were facilitated with 48 SI youth between ages 15 and 26 years… 
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