Journal article

Violence-related morbidity among people released from prison in Australia: A data linkage study

Melissa Willoughby, Claire Keen, Jesse T Young, Matthew J Spittal, Rohan Borschmann, Emilia Janca, Stuart A Kinner



INTRODUCTION: People released from prison have an increased risk of morbidity, including from nonfatal violence. We examined the incidence and predictors of violence-related morbidity after release from prison and investigated whether there are differences according to sex and Indigenous status. METHODS: Baseline data were collected from 1325 people within 6 weeks of release from prisons in Queensland, Australia, between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2010. Data were linked to state-wide health (ambulance, emergency department and hospital) and prison records, and national death records until 31 July 2012. Predictors were identified using a multivariable Andersen-Gill model. Differences according..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council - Australian Government

Funding Acknowledgements

MW is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship (GNT1151103). JTY receives salary and research support from a NHMRC Investigator Grant (GNT1178027). MJS is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (project number FT180100075) funded by the Australian Government. SAK receives salary support from a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (GNT1078168). The funding sources has no involvement in the study design, data collection, analysis or interpretation, writing of the report or decision to submit the article for publication. We have no conflicts of interest to declare.