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  1. Permanent Patients: Hospital Discharge Planning Meets Housing Insecurity.Jennifer L. Herbst - 2017 - Hastings Center Report 47 (1):6-7.
    Not all hospital inpatients need the level of care uniquely available in the acute-care setting. In the United States, these longer-term, nonacute inpatients tend to be some combination of chronically ill, poor, homeless, undocumented, uninsured, and disabled—all groups who have struggled for health equity, political recognition, and voice. Even so, these “permanent patients” continue to receive care in one of the most expensive settings. This phenomenon is the result of federal legislation that creates an affirmative duty to care for all (...)
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