Mental disorders accounted for 52% of acute care hospitalizations among the homeless in 2005-2006 (outside Quebec), according to a new report released released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
In addition, the report shows that 35% of visits to
selected emergency departments (EDs)-mostly in Ontario-by homeless
people were related to mental and behavioural disorders,
a proportion that is higher than that for other patients
Source:Improving the Health of Canadians: Mental Health and Homelessness
Date published: 08-14-07
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