Characteristics of homeless individuals using emergency department services in 2014

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Sun R, Karaca Z, Wong HS
Publisher:  Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

This Statistical Brief examines the characteristics and disposition if homeless individuals reporting to emergency departments (EDs). It cover mental illness, suicide and self-inflicted harm, insurance status, age range, race/ethnicity and the type of hospital (teaching vs. nonteaching) for the year 2014. Data were from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) 2014 State Inpatient Databases (SID) and 2014 State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) from eight States (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin). 

Populations:  Adults, Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years, Older Adults, Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents, Racial and Ethnic Groups, Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos
Settings:  Health Care, Emergency Departments, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior