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NCJ Number: 158466 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Health Care Now and Into the Twenty-First Century (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 215-236, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): J M Tesoriero; M L McCullough
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the current state of correctional health care in the U.S., focusing on areas most likely to affect prison health into the next century.
Abstract: The chapter examines the state of medical service delivery in American prisons, with a particular emphasis on substance abuse, HIV infection and AIDS, and tuberculosis. The discussion concentrates on the prevalence of these conditions; correctional policies concerning education, testing, and treatment; the known efficacy of existing education and treatment interventions; and the probable impact these issues will have on correctional health care for the next few decades. 3 notes and 57 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Drug-abusing inmates; Future trends; Inmate health care; Tuberculosis
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