COVID-19 Hospitalizations for People Experiencing Incarceration, Homelessness

JAMA Network Open


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What The Study Did: In a study using data from more than 800 hospitals, people experiencing incarceration or homelessness and infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized more often, had longer lengths of stay and had more frequent readmissions than the general population.

Authors: Martha P. Montgomery, M.D., M.H.S., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.



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