Have people been discharged from psychiatric hospital to live homeless on the street? Probably not as many as is commonly assumed (Leff 1993, Craig and Timms 1992). The number of homeless may have been affected more by housing policy than psychiatric deinstitutionalization.

Read follow-up study of patients from long-stay wards:-
What's happened to patients from long-stay psychiatric wards?

and from acute wards:-
Tracing patients from acute psychiatric wards.


Outcome of longstay psychiatric patients resettled in the community










"Pathways to homelessness":

A major study of
homelessness in Toronto