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Hospitals find ways to navigate homeless into shelters

Oct 28, 2013: Nationwide, hospitals provided more than $41 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, the last year for which data is available, although not all of that was spent on the homeless patients, according to the American Hospital Association.

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Hospitals around the country have been increasingly using homeless navigators to help place indigent men and women into treatment centers or housing after discharge.