Medical respite care for homeless people: a growing national phenomenon

Suzanne Zerger, Bruce Doblin, Lisa Thompson
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2009, 20 (1): 36-41
The first known respite care facilities for homeless people emerged in the mid-1980s, but recent trends in health systems and services have driven their rapid proliferation across the country within the past decade. This report is the first attempt to describe these respite programs comprehensively.

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