How can health care systems effectively deal with the major health care needs of homeless people?

    Publication year: 2005

    Homeless people have poorer physical and mental health than the general population, and often have problems obtaining suitable health care. This synthesis has critically reviewed the international literature pertaining to the health care needs of homeless people in countries with relatively well-developed health care systems. It does not deal with the causes and prevention of homelessness, but focuses on the evidence of effective treatment for the types of ill health from which homeless people often suffer.