Navigation Links
Study: Homeless patients cost $2,500 more than the average patient for each hospital stay
Date:3/9/2011

TORONTO, ON., March 8, 2011Homeless patients cost about $2,500 more per hospital stay than the average patient, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital.

Homeless people with medical or surgical problems arrive at the hospital with underlying health issues and stay longer than others, often because there is no place to send them after their initial medical crisis has been treated, the study found. Those with psychiatric illness arrive at the hospital much sicker than others.

The findings suggest the cost of hospitalizing people who are homeless "has a substantial impact on the health care system," said Dr. Stephen Hwang, the lead author of the study and a research scientist with the hospital's Center for Research on Inner City Health.

The study appears in the March issue of Medical Care, a journal of the American Public Health Association.

Hwang analyzed data for 90,345 housed patients and 3,081 homeless patients admitted over five years to St. Michael's, a 500-bed hospital in downtown Toronto that accounts for about one-quarter of all hospitalizations of homeless people in the city.

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.

Hwang found that homeless people with medical or surgical problems often stay in hospital after they no longer need acute care because they are awaiting discharge to another health care institution such as rehabilitation or long-term care facility, or because they are not well enough to return to a shelter or the shelter is unable to rece
'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Negative classroom environment adversely affects childrens mental health
2. Ohio State study: Targeted ovarian cancer therapy not cost-effective
3. Study: Facebook photo sharing reflects focus on female appearance
4. Study: Happiness improves health and lengthens life
5. New study: Medical and financial impact of drug-related poisonings treated in US EDs
6. Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at home range
7. Study: For a better workday, smile like you mean it
8. Study: Consumers value safer food more than current analyses suggest
9. Study: African-American men say doctor visits are often a bad experience
10. Pitt study: End-of-life decisions take longer if patient hasnt shared wishes with family
11. Study: Abuse rates higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children compared with hearing youths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 Now that Thanksgiving ... has officially launched, Emassagechair.com has announced its ... Discount Event. , Negotiating on behalf of their ... massage chair brands, Emassagechair.com has generated significant buzz in ... and biggest discounts yet. , Shoppers are excited for ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 2014 VogueQueen.com is making every effort ... across the world. As the premier online supplier of ... proud to release a huge selection of sexy prom ... it is also providing many beautiful styles in its ... at discounted prices. , “VogueQueen.com hopes to provide ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Developers ... announced a new plugin entitled ProPip, taking FCPX to the ... in picture effect with a few clicks of a mouse,” ... a time saver that our users will appreciate.” , With ... full customization leaving the possibilities truly endless. ProPip is great ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 HealthPostures, a ... equipment , has announced that it has entered ... Environments. The partnership will put HealthPostures' products into ... , In addition to having its products sold ... promotes HealthPostures' products with the business decision makers ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 At The Little ... So it came as no surprise when a recent ... child’s academic success. The Journal of Pediatrics ... and motor tasks during the school years may be ... academic development.” The study monitored two groups of children; ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 3Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 4Health News:A New Collection of Sexy Prom Dresses Has Been Released by the Reliable Online Supplier VogueQueen.com 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released ProPip plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released ProPip plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 3Health News:Ergonomics Manufacturer Announces New Partnership with Office Supply Dealer 2
... Care at the 15th SPSSCS Annual Meeting , ... New York, NY ... Specialists (SPSSCS) celebrates its 15th Annual Meeting - Play the Winning Hand: ... Vegas, NV. The meeting offers educational seminars for nurses, aestheticians ...
... Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR ... in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight others ... 26, 2009 the Mexican Secretary of Health confirmed the presence ... 28, 2009 the World Health Organization (the "WHO") acknowledged the ...
... Executive Chairman & CEO Douglas MacLellan offers expert insight ... April 29 AMDL Inc. ... major operations in China, announced today its Executive Chairman ... featured in The Wall Street Transcript - ...
... 23 June 2009, the Prostate Cancer Translational Research ... the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam (NL). Translational ... or population studies into clinical applications to reduce ... Association of Urology (EAU) provides an excellent forum ...
... Sales & Marketing Data In One Screen To ... Custom Metrics EWING, N.J., April 29 Archi-Tech ... reporting solutions, today announced the availability of managed ... portal for pharmaceutical sales reporting. Using InView, managed ...
... New analyses of data from the 16-Year ... by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, were presented at the ... The study results showed that early and ... multiple sclerosis (MS) were more likely to avoid ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Play the Winning Hand - Watching Your Fortunes Grow in Skin Care 2Health News:Play the Winning Hand - Watching Your Fortunes Grow in Skin Care 3Health News:Chinese Pharma Market Continues to Grow at a 5-7% Rate in 2009; AMDL Remains on Track to Meet FY09 Financial Targets 2Health News:Chinese Pharma Market Continues to Grow at a 5-7% Rate in 2009; AMDL Remains on Track to Meet FY09 Financial Targets 3Health News:EAU Research Foundation organizes meeting in Amsterdam highlighting translational research results 2Health News:Archi-Tech InView Now Supports Managed Care Data, Offering an Interactive Dashboard for On-Demand Sales Planning and Reporting 2Health News:New Analyses from 16-Year Follow-up Trial with Betaseron(R) Demonstrated that Early and Sustained Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Enrolled in the Trial Affected Their Long-term Outcomes 2Health News:New Analyses from 16-Year Follow-up Trial with Betaseron(R) Demonstrated that Early and Sustained Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Enrolled in the Trial Affected Their Long-term Outcomes 3Health News:New Analyses from 16-Year Follow-up Trial with Betaseron(R) Demonstrated that Early and Sustained Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Enrolled in the Trial Affected Their Long-term Outcomes 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... November 26, 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated ... VVUS ), Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP ), ... (NYSE: JNJ ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: ... be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Tuesday, ... 0.07%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... A hernia is condition in which ... the wall of a weak muscle area. Obesity, poor nutrition, ... of the causes of hernias. There are several types of ... inguinal hernia is when part of the abdominal tissue/organ protrudes ... the area of the umbilicus. A hiatal hernia is when ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 26, 2014  Aridis ... to produce novel therapies for infectious diseases, announced ... M.D., an internationally recognized key opinion leader in ... Company,s scientific advisory board. Founder and ... stated, "We believe Dr. Opal,s extensive experience investigating ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 2Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 3Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 4Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance 5Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 2Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 3Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 4Aridis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Steven Opal to Scientific Advisory Board 2Aridis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Steven Opal to Scientific Advisory Board 3
... a leading developer of innovative catheters and stents for ... closing of a $17M Round D financing.  The financing ... based EDB Investments (,EDBI,) with strong support from current ... are delighted to have Bio*One join our group of ...
... Arable Corporation ( www.arablecorp.com ) has announced the launch ... the clinical trial industry.  Whereas traditional CTMS systems have ... CTMS and EDC capabilities without the traditionally high start-up ... or CROs to manage the planning and implementation of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TriReme Medical Announces $17 Million Series D Financing 2Arable Corporation Announces New Technology for Clinical Trial Industry 2