Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P70-80 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0008 View full text
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Nicole C. Jarrett, Sherry A. Adeyemi, Thomas Huggins

Abstract: Men who are incarcerated have higher morbidity rates than the general U.S. population and upon release most rely on the public sector to get their medical needs met. However, little is known about the health care needs, service utilization patterns, and costs of providing primary care to released inmates in an ambulatory setting. Using data from a primary care health center for uninsured men, health profiles and service use over a 12-month period is described for men newly released from prison (n=221). Health …

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