Report supports cost-effective prison tattoo program

Kondro, Wayne
February 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p433
Academic Journal
The article reports on the release of a draft evaluation report indicating that a federal prison sterile tattooing pilot project was reducing exposure to infectious diseases like human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) in Canada. The censored version of the report stated that the initiative was cost-effective relative to the public health benefits. Report states that reducing the risk of infection by sterile tattooing reduces the risk of infectious disease transmisison.


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