The health of prisoners: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2017; 356: j1378
Authors: Richard Bradshaw, Ben A J Pordes, Hannah Trippier, Nick Kosky, Steve Pilling, Fionnuala O’Brien
“Compared with the general population, adults in contact with the criminal justice system have higher rates of mental and physical health problems. Such people include those under arrest, in prison, on license, or serving a community sentence. Most live in the community or serve short custodial sentences, and will feature on the patient list of most general practices. Care for these people should be equivalent to that of people without a history of contact with the criminal justice system. There is little to suggest that, for most people, treatments that are effective in a non-criminal justice setting are not effective in the criminal justice setting.”
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