Problemy zdrowotne osób bezdomnych
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Homelessness is a major problem in both developing and wealthy countries and affects a wide range of people including families and children. Homeless people are at increased risk of dying prematurely compared with the general population and suffer from a wide range of health problems include: infectious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis), hypertension, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, substance abuse (alcoholism), mental illness, foot problems and skin diseases (scabies, lice). Despite high levels of morbidity and mortality, homeless people face ﬁnancial barriers to obtaining needed health services. In addition, access to health care may be limited by mental illness, transport problems, self-neglect, and fear of institutions. Therefore the ﬁnding ways to meet the health needs of the homeless more effectively is a big challenge for the present health care system.
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