Tag Archives: incarcerated
Connecting the Dots Between Recidivism and Medical Malpractice Claims in Correctional Facilities
One of the risks facing correctional healthcare professionals is recidivism. There is a correlation between higher rates of recidivism and increased medical malpractice claims. Recidivism is the term used for individuals who have been incarcerated for a crime who then repeat the illegal behavior after being released from jail or prison. Studies show that recidivism Continue Reading »
“Use as directed.” How Medication Errors Can Be Avoided.
In a recent blog post we discussed communication handoffs and gave an extreme example of how everything can go wrong. Another dangerous and potentially costly area of concern is medication errors. Here’s a scenario that illustrates how they can happen in a correctional healthcare setting and some potential solutions. Inmate Smith was a 32-year-old male Continue Reading »
Common Claim Types in Correctional Facilities
In my last post I discussed the different types of facilities and what this means to the healthcare providers in a correctional facility. Now I want to dig a little deeper into the claims for a correctional facility. I am often asked “What is the primary claim type that pays in correctional healthcare?” And most people Continue Reading »