Stephen Hwang

Summary

Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:1454-61. 2010
  2. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for death in homeless adults in Boston
    S W Hwang
    Inner City Health Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 158:1454-60. 1998
  4. pmc The effect of illustrations on patient comprehension of medication instruction labels
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:26. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Interventions to improve the health of the homeless: a systematic review
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 29:311-9. 2005
  6. pmc Homelessness and harm reduction
    Stephen W Hwang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 174:50-1. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Dyspepsia in homeless adults
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:416-20. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint After insurance issues are settled
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 145:150-1. 2006
  9. pmc Population mortality during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:93. 2007
  10. pmc The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 179:779-84. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2005

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Publications36

  1. pmc Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:1454-61. 2010
    ..We examined the extent of unmet needs and barriers to accessing health care among homeless people within a universal health insurance system...
  2. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of drug use among a representative sample of homeless individuals and to examine the association between drug problems and physical and mental health status...
  3. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for death in homeless adults in Boston
    S W Hwang
    Inner City Health Program, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 158:1454-60. 1998
    ..Homeless individuals experience high mortality rates. Males, whites, and substance abusers are more likely to die, but other high-risk characteristics are unknown...
  4. pmc The effect of illustrations on patient comprehension of medication instruction labels
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Fam Pract 6:26. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the addition of illustrations to these labels affects patient comprehension...
  5. ncbi request reprint Interventions to improve the health of the homeless: a systematic review
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Prev Med 29:311-9. 2005
    ..Homelessness is a widespread problem in the United States. The primary goal of this systematic review is to provide guidance in the development and organization of programs to improve the health of homeless people...
  6. pmc Homelessness and harm reduction
    Stephen W Hwang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 174:50-1. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Dyspepsia in homeless adults
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:416-20. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for dyspepsia in a representative sample of homeless persons using shelters in Toronto, Canada...
  8. ncbi request reprint After insurance issues are settled
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital and Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 145:150-1. 2006
  9. pmc Population mortality during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 7:93. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if the period of these infection control measures was associated with changes in overall population mortality due to causes other than SARS...
  10. pmc The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 179:779-84. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury and its association with current health conditions in a representative sample of homeless people in Toronto, Ontario...
  11. doi request reprint Infectious disease exposures and contact tracing in homeless shelters
    Stephen W Hwang
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:1163-7. 2008
    ..At the onset of a serious outbreak, it may be desirable to institute policies that strongly encourage individuals to remain at their current shelter for the duration of the outbreak...
  12. pmc Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses, and hotels in Canada: 11 year follow-up study
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 339:b4036. 2009
    ..To examine mortality in a representative nationwide sample of homeless and marginally housed people living in shelters, rooming houses, and hotels...
  13. pmc Bed bug infestations in an urban environment
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:533-8. 2005
    ..At 1 affected shelter, 4% of residents reported having bed bug bites. Bed bug infestations can have an adverse effect on health and quality of life in the general population, particularly among homeless persons living in shelters...
  14. ncbi request reprint Age- and sex-specific income gradients in alcohol-related hospitalization rates in an urban area
    Stephen W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 15:56-63. 2005
    ..This study examines the effects of age and sex on the relationship between neighborhood income and alcohol-related hospitalization rates in a large urban area...
  15. pmc Barriers to appropriate diabetes management among homeless people in Toronto
    S W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 163:161-5. 2000
    ..In this study we identify barriers to appropriate disease management among homeless adults with diabetes mellitus in Toronto...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is homelessness hazardous to your health? Obstacles to the demonstration of a causal relationship
    Stephen W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 93:407-10. 2002
    ..Homeless people suffer from high levels of morbidity and mortality, but there is surprisingly little empiric evidence that homelessness has a direct adverse effect on health...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mortality among men using homeless shelters in Toronto, Ontario
    S W Hwang
    FK Morrow Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 283:2152-7. 2000
    ..Homeless persons in US cities have high mortality rates. However, few comparison data exist for death rates among homeless persons in other developed countries...
  18. pmc Homelessness and health
    S W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:229-33. 2001
    ..Homeless people also face significant barriers that impair their access to health care. More research is needed to identify better ways to deliver care to this population...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between housing conditions and health status of rooming house residents in Toronto
    Stephen W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
    Can J Public Health 94:436-40. 2003
    ..Rooming houses are an important source of housing for low-income Canadians. Little information is available on the relationship between housing conditions and health status in this vulnerable population...
  20. pmc Risk of death among homeless women: a cohort study and review of the literature
    Angela M Cheung
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:1243-7. 2004
    ..We also compare our results with those of other published studies of homeless women and with data for women in the general population...
  21. pmc Homelessness and the response to emerging infectious disease outbreaks: lessons from SARS
    Cheryl S Leung
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Urban Health 85:402-10. 2008
    ..The Toronto SARS experience provided insights that are relevant to response planning for future outbreaks in cities with substantial numbers of homeless individuals...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV: a systematic review of the literature
    Chad A Leaver
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    AIDS Behav 11:85-100. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Housing as a socio-economic determinant of health: findings of a national needs, gaps and opportunities assessment
    James R Dunn
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 97:S11-5, S12-7. 2006
    ..Recent reviews of the literature point to a dearth of research on the socio-economic dimensions of housing and health, despite its potential for promoting health...
  24. ncbi request reprint A community-based intervention to increase screening mammography among disadvantaged women at an inner-city drop-in center
    Robert K Heyding
    Leaside Health Centre and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Toronto, ON, M4G 4E4, Canada
    Women Health 41:21-31. 2005
    ..To determine the effectiveness of a community- based intervention to increase the use of screening mammography among disadvantaged women at an inner-city drop-in center...
  25. ncbi request reprint Low rates of cervical cancer screening among urban immigrants: a population-based study in Ontario, Canada
    Aisha K Lofters
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Med Care 48:611-8. 2010
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  26. pmc Homeless people's perceptions of welcomeness and unwelcomeness in healthcare encounters
    Chuck K Wen
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1011-7. 2007
    ..Homeless people face many barriers to obtaining health care, and their attitudes toward seeking health care services may be shaped in part by previous encounters with health care providers...
  27. pmc What happens to patients who leave hospital against medical advice?
    Stephen W Hwang
    Inner City Health Research Unit and the Division of General Internal Medicine, St Michael s Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 168:417-20. 2003
    ..Patients who leave hospital against medical advice (AMA) may be at risk of adverse health outcomes and readmission. In this study we examined rates of readmission and predictors of readmission among patients leaving hospital AMA...
  28. pmc Homeless people's trust and interactions with police and paramedics
    Tanya L Zakrison
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urban Health 81:596-605. 2004
    ..Further research is needed for objective characterization of homeless people's interactions with police officers and the potential health implications of low levels of trust in the police...
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in homeless adults
    Tony C Lee
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circulation 111:2629-35. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine cardiovascular risk factors in a representative sample of homeless adults and identify opportunities for improved risk factor modification...
  30. pmc Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urban Health 86:791-803. 2009
    ..g., social capital) and their influence on the health of homeless individuals...
  31. doi request reprint Housing status as an independent predictor of functional capacity in patients with schizophrenia
    Vicky Stergiopoulos
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:854-60. 2011
    ..This finding highlights the importance of neuropsychological screening and interventions that promote housing stability for patients with schizophrenia...
  32. pmc Methodological, practical, and ethical challenges to inner-city health research
    Ahmed M Bayoumi
    Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Urban Health 79:S35-42. 2002
    ..Throughout the research endeavor, the inner-city health researcher must carefully balance the roles of investigator, advocate, activist, and caregiver...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate deficiency suppresses N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary tumorigenesis in rats
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Carcinogenesis 24:937-44. 2003
    ..The role of folate in mammary tumorigenesis needs to be clarified for safe and effective prevention of breast cancer...
  34. pmc Income and spending patterns among panhandlers
    Rohit Bose
    CMAJ 167:477-9. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint Homelessness and health in Canada: research lessons and priorities
    C James Frankish
    Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Library Processing Center, Vancouver
    Can J Public Health 96:S23-9. 2005
    ..Priorities include achievement of consensus on measuring homelessness, health status of the homeless, development of research infrastructure, and ensuring that future initiatives can be evaluated for effectiveness...

Research Grants3

  1. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Findings will be relevant to health care providers, insurers, and others who share a responsibility for improving the health of Americans who are homeless. ..
  2. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Findings will be relevant to health care providers, insurers, and others who share a responsibility for improving the health of Americans who are homeless. ..
  3. Health care utilitzation in homeless people
    Stephen Hwang; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Findings will be relevant to health care providers, insurers, and others who share a responsibility for improving the health of Americans who are homeless. ..