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The first national calculation of mortality of the US homeless population

By: Bruce Meyer, Angela Wyse, Ilina Logani

A recent study delves into the connection between homelessness and health outcomes in the US, revealing that homeless individuals face a mortality risk roughly 3.5 times higher than their housed counterparts, a disparity that persists beyond their time spent without shelter. This research underscores the urgent need to address the significant health disparities experienced by the most vulnerable segments of society, shedding light on the complex interplay between socioeconomic factors and health outcomes


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