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Comparison of customized versus mainstream primary care for homeless individuals: the primary care quality-homeless survey

Kertesz SG, Steward J, Johnson NK, Pollio DE, Holt C, Austin EL, Gordon AJ, Stringfellow E, Granstaff U. Comparison of customized versus mainstream primary care for homeless individuals: the primary care quality-homeless survey. Poster session presented at: Southern Regional Societies Annual Meeting; 2012 Feb 10; New Orleans, LA.

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Abstract:

Homeless and recently homeless patients rate relationship to provider, cooperation and care for homeless specific needs more highly when primary care service delivery is tailored for the population A homeless-specific primary care survey, in preliminary form, demonstrated internal and external validity Tailored service delivery models for homeless primary care are not required in either the VA or in HRSA-funded Health Care for the Homeless clinics. However, they are associated with a superior primary care experience.





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