Journal article

Development and Validation of a National System for Routine Monitoring of Mortality in People Recently Released from Prison

Stuart A Kinner, Simon J Forsyth

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People released from prison are at increased risk of death. However, no country has established a system for routine monitoring of mortality in this population. The aims of this study were to (a) evaluate a system for routine monitoring of deaths after release from prison in Australia and (b) estimate the number of deaths annually within 28 and 365 days of prison release from 2000 to 2013. METHODS: Persons released from prison and deaths were identified in records held by Centrelink, Australia's national provider of unemployment benefits. Estimates generated in this manner were compared with those from a study that probabilistically linked correctional records with the National D..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The MARC project was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (www.nhmrc.gov.au) project grant #456107. Stuart Kinner is supported by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship APP1078168. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.