July 17, 2018

Research Projects

Published Journal Article

Tackling Health Disparities for People Who Are Homeless? Start with Social Determinants.

Published in late 2017, this paper describes the raft of socially determined factors that contribute to the frequent hospital attendance of people experiencing homelessness. Three case histories of homeless patients seen by the Royal Perth Hospital Homeless Team (Western Australia) are presented. The cumulative healthcare costs for the three individuals over a 33 months period were substantial, but significant also is the potential to reduce hospital use when housing and tailored support are provided – View Article.

Published Journal Article

Homeless health care: meeting the challenges of providing primary care

Stable housing together with tailored health care services are vital in addressing homelessness. In this paper, UWA’s Associate Professor Lisa Wood and founder and Medical Director of Homeless Healthcare Dr Andrew Davies outline key recommendations for tackling the poor health of the homeless who have a life expectancy of up to 30 years lower than the general population. – Read Article

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