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NCJ Number: 70206 Find in a Library
Title: Prison and Jail Health Care - A Selected Bibliography
Author(s): W D Pointer
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Editor(s): M Kravitz
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: J-LEAA-023-77
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bibliography on prison and jail health care presents 96 annotated and 24 unannotated citations of documents dating from the mid-1970's through 1980.
Abstract: A brief introductory section surveys the major problems and trends in the area of correctional health care services. Problems include the inadequacy of care and recordkeeping, the shortage of qualified staff, the absence of medical staff for many small jails, and chronic underfunding. Judicial decisions related to inmates' right to medical care and professional and governmental responses in terms of establishment of standards and accreditation are briefly reviewed. Promising new approaches described include the use of contractual arrangements for health care and the development of health and medical care training programs for inmates. The references include journal articles, bibliographies, professional papers, and books. Many of the documents cited are publications of the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association. A title index is provided, as is an appended list of national organizations and Federal agencies concerned with health care in correctional institutions. Availability information is given for each citation.
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Inmate health care; Jails; Medical and dental services
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