Assessing Risk Factors And Service Needs For Homelessness: Perspectives Of Homeless People And Health Service Providers

Grant number: LP0453587 | Funding period: 2004 - 2008

Completed

Abstract

This study will examine the risk factors and service needs for homelessness from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. The aims are to develop and evaluate a risk assessment tool for use in the emergency department and upon discharge; to test the tool for its ability to predict the possibility of future hospital admission and the types of patients who would benefit from referrals; and to develop best practice guidelines. This innovative study, which seeks to implement and evaluate a collaborative approach in the provision of treatment, will contribute to ensuring a high standard of care for individuals experiencing homelessness.