Improving Outcomes for Homeless People Discharged from Hospitals

Willamette Wake Up

Improving Outcomes for Homeless People Discharged from Hospitals

Show Notes

People who are unsheltered commonly get discharged back onto the streets after a hospital visit; and while they may be "stable", their living situations are not. After the recent death of a Salem woman in this situation, State Sen. Deb Patterson introduced SB 1076 to give discharged patients w/o a permanent address a "warm hand-off" to a social service agency as one of several new discharge procedures provided in the bill.

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