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NCJ Number: 127292 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Health Care
Journal: Corrections Compendium  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(July 1986)  Pages:7,13-14
Editor(s): D Hunzeker
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 3
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A survey of U.S. prison systems found that the average annual cost to provide health care services to inmates was over $1,100. Washington reported spending only 2 percent of its budget on health care, while Arkansas spent nearly 13 percent of its correction department's budget on these services; the average expenditure was nearly 7 percent of total budgets.
Abstract: While four States provided all health services with no outside private contractors, four others reported that all health care services are provided by private contract firms. Hospital and medical specialists services are often contracted out; in some States, private contracts are used for all services in some facilities and less frequently or not at all in others. Two States carry catastrophic coverage for their inmates. 2 tables
Main Term(s): Inmate health care
Index Term(s): Budgets; Prison contract health care; State-by-state analyses
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