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Jail and Prison Inmates’ Healthcare Issues Vary by Type of Facility.
Taxpayers spend about $70 billion a year on jails, prisons and other correctional facilities in the U.S. and currently there are 2.2 million inmates in our correctional system. When we look at each type of facility individually, we find that healthcare issues often vary by facility type but there are also common themes – a 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 »