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Comment & Response
June 23/30, 2015

Housing for Homeless Adults With Mental Illness

Author Affiliations
  • 1Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Germany
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Clinic Dr Fontheim, Liebenburg, Germany
JAMA. 2015;313(24):2493. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5745

To the Editor In a randomized trial of scattered-site housing with intensive case management for homeless adults with mental illness compared with usual access to services, Dr Stergiopoulos and colleagues1 found that the intervention resulted in increased housing stability during 24 months without improving generic quality of life. The modest effects are promising, but the particular distribution of psychiatric diagnoses within the study population suggests the effects may not be able to be extrapolated to the entire homeless population.