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Review of reported adverse events occurring among the homeless veteran population in the Veterans Health Administration.

Soncrant C, Mills PD, Pendley Louis RP, et al. Review of reported adverse events occurring among the homeless veteran population in the Veterans Health Administration. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000884.

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November 17, 2021
Soncrant C, Mills PD, Pendley Louis RP, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e821-e828.

Using data from the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety, this retrospective study found that suicide and opioid overdose are the most serious healthcare-related adverse events affecting homeless veterans. Identified root causes include issues related to risk assessment for suicidal or overdose behaviors as well as poor interdisciplinary communication and coordination of care.

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Soncrant C, Mills PD, Pendley Louis RP, et al. Review of reported adverse events occurring among the homeless veteran population in the Veterans Health Administration. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Aug 19. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000884.