Journal article

535The epidemiology of all-cause and cause-specific mortality following release from prison in 11 countries

Rohan Borschmann, Holly Tibble, Matthew Spittal, David Preen, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Larney, David Rosen, Jesse Young, Stuart Kinner

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background More than 30 million adults are released from incarceration globally each year. Many experience complex physical and mental health problems, and are at markedly increased risk of preventable mortality. Despite this, evidence regarding the global epidemiology of mortality following release from incarceration is insufficient to inform the development of targeted, evidence-based responses. Many previous studies have suffered from inadequate power and poor precision, and even large studies have limited capacity to disaggregate data by specific causes of death, sub-populations or time since release to answer questions of clin..

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