Every day in cities around the globe, men and women experiencing homelessness lie sick or injured on sidewalks, often inches away from potentially lifesaving help. Yet passersby, even health care professionals, routinely walk past as if they are worlds apart. In the US, adults living on the street have a death rate almost 10 times that of the general population.1 Many people experiencing homelessness literally die on sidewalks.2
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Koh KA, Roncarati JS, O’Connell JJ. A Clinical Approach to Preventing Death on the Streets. JAMA Intern Med. 2021;181(7):899–901. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2402
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