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Table 5 Self reported service use before and after becoming homeless#

From: Pathways into homelessness: recently homeless adults problems and service use before and after becoming homeless in Amsterdam

  before after
Service use n % n %
social services total 45 38 100 83
   social work 26 22 44 37
   benefit agency 18 15 49 41
   debt control agency 17 14 12 10
   shelters and daycentres 22 18 73 61
medical services total 32 27 32 27
   general practitioner 6 5 13 11
   addiction service 12 10 9 8
   mental health service 13 11 7 6
   GGD public health service* 13 11 14 12
all services 65 57 106 93
  1. #120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.
  2. *GGD safety net department and outpatient drug clinics [13].