Anatomy of a prison commission
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Criminal Law; Delivery of Health Care; Health Services; Humans; Prisons; United States
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Although the epidemiology of mental disorders in the prison system has been investigated in the past, delivery of health services to prison inmates has not received similar scrutiny. Members of a state prison commission describe the process by which they developed their assessment of health care delivery. A model is offered for defining such a mission, selecting standards against which to test prison health services, choosing a testable focus, refining a valid and reliable methodology, and piloting the result.
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Citation: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1997;25(3):401-7.
Candilis, Philip J. and Appelbaum, Kenneth L., "Anatomy of a prison commission" (1997). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 396.