Randomised controlled trial of a service brokerage intervention for ex-prisoners in Australia
Stuart A Kinner, Nicholas Lennox, Gail M Williams, Megan Carroll, Brendan Quinn, Frances M Boyle, Rosa Alati
CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Health outcomes after release from prison are typically poor with elevated rates of morbidity and mortality widely documented. Under-utilisation of health services contributes to these outcomes, but interventions to increase health service utilisation in ex-prisoners are in their infancy and few have been rigorously evaluated. METHODS: Single-blinded randomised controlled trial of a service brokerage intervention (the 'Passports study') for N = 1325 adult ex-prisoners in Queensland, Australia. Participants in the intervention group received a personalised booklet summarising their health status and identifying appropriate community health services; trained workers made weekly tel..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Strategic Award
Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Award
The Passports study was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Strategic Award #409966. Stuart Kinner is supported by NHMRC Career Development Award #1004765.