Journal article

Emergency health service contact and reincarceration after release from prison: A prospective cohort study

Dominique F de Andrade, Matthew J Spittal, Kathryn J Snow, Faye S Taxman, Julia L Crilly, Stuart A Kinner

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR AND MENTAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adults released from prison often have complex health needs. They are at high risk of poor health outcomes and reincarceration, with health service use unlikely to be planned. AIMS/HYPOTHESES: To determine the incidence of emergency health service (EHS) use, ambulance attendance and/or emergency department presentation, among 1,181 adults released from Australian prisons. We hypothesised that EHS contact would be associated with increased reincarceration risk. METHODS: Baseline surveys were conducted within 6 weeks before release. Postrelease EHS contacts and reincarceration were identified through prospective data linkage. For each participant, EHS contacts within a 24-hour peri..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Research Council, Grant/Award Number: DP140102333; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Numbers: APP1002463 and 409966This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Strategic Award 409966, NHMRC Project Grant APP1002463, and Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP140102333. Funding bodies had no role in the study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; writing the report; or decision to submit the report for publication.