Commentary: Addressing the challenges of the homeless patient
The article by Raven highlights that the ED homeless population has different needs than other populations using the ED. This basic concept is crucial for successful population health management, but she also points out limitations in our ability to identify homeless individuals. How can we develop programs specific to the homeless population when we cannot identify patients who are eligible to participate in such programs?
This article is part of a special supplement: Inventing Social Emergency Medicine: A Consensus Conference to Establish the Intellectual Underpinnings of Social Emergency Medicine.
Capp R. Commentary: Addressing the challenges of the homeless patient. Ann Emerg Med. 2019;74(5):S38-S40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.08.441