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NCJ Number: 127068 Find in a Library
Title: Organizational Structure of Prison Health Care
Author(s): B J Anno
Corporate Author: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL 60614
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: During the summer and fall of 1989, a telephone survey was conducted to determine the organizational structure of health services within the 50 State departments of correction (DOC).
Abstract: Probably the most striking result of this survey was the diversity of the models in use. The models included: (1) the traditional model where services were operated together at the individual prisons; (2) a variation of the traditional where mental health care was separate; (3) the use of national for-profit firms, a mixed model in which some health care was provided by a contract firm and some was provided by the DOC; and (4) those operated solely by the DOC. Besides the diversity in organizational structure of correctional health services, there were other differences among the State systems, such as the placement of health services and the position to which the statewide health services director reported. The states also differed regarding the number of health staff working in the central office. 6 tables, 15 notes, and appendix
Main Term(s): Inmate health care
Index Term(s): Correctional facility surveys; Organization studies; State-by-state analyses
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