Locked out? Prisoners’ use of hospital care


This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust looks at how prisoners are missing out on hospital treatments.

It is widely known that prisons in England are crowded and facing severe difficulties, but the health and health care use of the prisoners within has received little attention. Drawing on over 110,000 patient hospital records for prisoners at 112 prisons, this study provides the most in-depth look to date at how prisoners’ health needs are being met in hospital.

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