Why Hospitals Are Getting Into the Housing Business [medscape.com]

 

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News, October 8, 2019

One patient at Denver Health, the city’s largest safety net hospital, occupied a bed for more than four years — a hospital record of 1,558 days.

Another admitted for a hard-to-treat bacterial infection needed eight weeks of at-home IV antibiotics, but had no home.

A third, with dementia, came to the hospital after being released from the Denver County Jail. His family refused to take him back.

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