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An exhaustive, detailed, and comprehensive survey of prison medicine, historical and contemporary: evolution in the United States; legal rights to care; ethical issues, including interactions with custodial staffs; organization, staffing, management, record keeping; a model system of services; special health problems (systemic diseases, women's problems, geriatric considerations, psychiatric disorders); preventive medicine and health education; development of better services; economics; and design of facilities. Twelve appendixes with relevant detail. Heavily documented with legal as well as medical sources; thoroughly indexed. This is probably the most thorough survey currently available of this unfortunately too-often-neglected area of medicine. It should be of great
Prison Health Care: Guidelines for the Management of an Adequate Delivery System. Ann Intern Med. ;117:704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-8-704_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(8):704.
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