In the article, “When discharged from hospitals, homeless face a bleak dilemma”, Edgington discusses medical respite care for persons experiencing homelessness.
About half of the nation’s medical-respite programs are funded by hospitals, according to Sabrina Edgington, program and policy specialist at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, an advocacy organization. There’s good reason for hospitals and insurers to step up. Studies of Boston and Chicago respite programs found a 50 percent reduction in emergency room utilization among those with access to respite services.
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