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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2016

Interventions to Improve Access to Primary Care for People Who Are Homeless: A Systematic Review

Description of Resource: 
People who are homeless encounter barriers to primary care despite having, on average, greater needs for health care than people who are not homeless. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of interventions to improve access to primary care for people who are homeless. The authors found moderate-quality evidence indicating that orientation to clinic services (either alone or combined with outreach) improves access to a primary care provider in adults who are homeless, without serious mental illness, and living in urban centers.

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Developed By: 
Health Quality Ontario
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Access to Health Services
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Health Quality Ontario. Interventions to Improve Access to Primary Care for People Who Are Homeless: A Systematic Review. Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2017 Jul 14];16(9):1-50. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4832090/