Skip to main content
Skip to and open main menu Home Modification
Information Clearinghouse
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice
Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Search Form

The Impact of Housing Status on Health Care Utilization Among Persons With HIV Disease

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Author: Arno, P. S., Bomuck, K. A, Green, J, Fleishman, J, Maffeo, C., Drucker, E.
Year: 1996
Type: Journal Article


This study sought to identify the prevalence of unstable housing situations, and for whom they occurred, and to examine differences in health care utilization by housing status. Housing status and inpatient and outpatient health care utilization of 1,851 HIV-infected individuals was ascertained through interviews. Nine percent of respondents were in unstable housing situations. Unstable housing was associated with significantly lower functional status. The unstably housed were more likely to visit an emergency room and had fewer ambulatory visits than persons with stable housing . They incurred nearly five more hospital days and their average hospitalization was approximately 1.5 days longer than the stably housed, although these differences were not significant. Utilization of ambulatory care is lower among unstably housed persons with HIV disease, which may have led to their increased reliance upon emergency rooms and hospitals. Helping HIV-infected individuals maintain adequate housing could reverse this pattern.

Further Details

Pages 14
Volume 7
Issue 1
Section 36
ISBN/ISSN 10492089
Accession Number July, 2010
Work Type Journal article
Research Notes Electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords Housing studiesHealthHousingNorth America

Reads 197