Care Behind Bars

Haugh, Richard
July 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2006, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p20
Trade Publication
This article reports on an increasing number of hospitals in the U.S. that are providing care for prisoners. Besides being guaranteed a steady flow of cash, these hospitals find there is also no shortage of patients. Many community hospitals provide some level of care to prisoners, usually on an as-needed basis. Parkland Memorial Hospital, a public hospital in Dallas, was instructed last July by county commissioners to provide correctional health care beginning March 1 after the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, opted not to renew its contract, citing financial losses from providing the service.


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