Nurses have new ‘duty to refer’ homeless people
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Nurses have new ‘duty to refer’ homeless people

Samantha Dorney-Smith Nursing fellow, Pathway homeless charity, London

Faculty of Homeless and Inclusion Health template will help emergency nurses identify patients who need housing support

The annual cost of unscheduled care for homeless patients is eight times that of the housed population (Department of Health 2010) and homeless patients are over-represented among frequent attenders at emergency departments (EDs).

Emergency Nurse. 26, 4, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/en.26.4.10.s9

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