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Housing for Homeless Adults With Mental Illness

Michael Dettling, MD1; Ion Anghelescu, MD2
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1Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Germany
2Department of Psychiatry, Clinic Dr Fontheim, Liebenburg, Germany
JAMA. 2015;313(24):2493. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5745.
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To the Editor In a randomized trial of scattered-site housing with intensive case management for homeless adults with mental illness compared with usual access to services, Dr Stergiopoulos and colleagues1 found that the intervention resulted in increased housing stability during 24 months without improving generic quality of life. The modest effects are promising, but the particular distribution of psychiatric diagnoses within the study population suggests the effects may not be able to be extrapolated to the entire homeless population.


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June 23, 2015
Vicky Stergiopoulos, MD, MSc; Stephen W. Hwang, MD, MPH; Agnes Gozdzik, PhD, MSc
1Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2015;313(24):2493-2494. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5748.
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