Los Angeles County, California saved $2 for each $1 spent on a hospital-based screening and homeless navigator program to identify the 10% of homeless patients with the highest public and hospital costs and connect them with permanent housing and supportive services. This pilot screening program is the Risk-Based Housing Initiative, part of the Economic Roundtable's ongoing 10th Decile Project. The screening program started in April 2011 at two large hospitals located in Los Angeles County: California Hospital Medical Center and St. John's Hospital and Health Center. At these sites, high-need homeless persons were screened . . .
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