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NCJ Number: 62524 Find in a Library
Title: HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM MODELS FOR THE CARE OF INMATES CONFINED IN JAILS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Medical Assoc
Publishing Operation Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Medical Assoc
Chicago, IL 60610
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78 ED-AX-0023
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SEVEN MODEL HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS IN JAILS SURVEYED BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARE DESCRIBED, NOTING EACH APPROACH TO THE PROVISION OF JAIL HEALTH SERVICES.
Abstract: ONE HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM, WHICH TARGETS AN AVERAGE OF 20 INMATES A DAY FOR TREATMENT, EMPLOYS A LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PHYSICIAN AND A LOCAL NURSE, TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICES FOR INMATES. SECONDARY AND TERTIARY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. ANOTHER MODEL TARGETS AN AVERAGE DAILY JAIL POPULATION OF 35 INMATES, WITH THE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER/PHYSICIAN AND A COUNTY NURSE ASSIGNED TO THE JAIL. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE TESTS AND THE COLLECTION OF OTHER HEALTH APPRAISAL DATA ARE PERFORMED BY THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. PHYSICIAN SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY A HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN GROUP UPON REFERRAL BY THE COUNTY NURSE. THE MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICER (A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER), WHO HAS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN TRAINING, COORDINATES THE HEALTH CARE ACTIVITIES. A THIRD MODEL HANDLES 157 INMATES AND CONTRACTS WITH A GROUP OF HOUSE OFFICERS (RESIDENT PHYSICIANS-IN-TRAINING) FROM THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL AND A FULL-TIME JAIL NURSE TO COORDINATE HEALTH SERVICES. A FOURTH MODEL SERVES 1,800 INMATES. THE MEDICAL SECTION OF THE JAIL HAS A RECEIVING, DIAGNOSTIC, AND CLASSIFICATION CENTER; A HOSPITAL WARD; A CLINICAL AREA; A MEDICAL RECORDS SECTION; AND A SHELTERED WARD. PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE IS PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIANS' ASSOCIATES GROUP UNDER CONTRACT. ANOTHER MODEL SERVES 410 INMATES THROUGH A LICENSED COMMUNITY PHYSICIAN AND REGISTERED NURSES. A SIXTH MODEL SERVES AN AVERAGE DAILY JAIL POPULATION OF 1.5 INMATES AND EMPLOYS A CONTRACT PHYSICAN WHO OWNS A HEALTH CLINIC IN A NEARBY TOWN. THE FINAL MODEL SERVES AN AVERAGE OF 2.9 INMATES A DAY, WITH HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTED BY A LOCAL PHYSICIAN. HEALTH CARE IS PROVIDED BY A REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER NEAR THE JAIL AND A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs; Jails; Medical and dental services; Models; Treatment
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