Fitness for detention in police custody: a practical proposal for improving the format of medical opinion.

@article{Chariot2013FitnessFD,
  title={Fitness for detention in police custody: a practical proposal for improving the format of medical opinion.},
  author={Patrick Chariot and Hugo Briffa and Aude Lepresle and Thomas Lef{\`e}vre and Cyril Boraud},
  journal={Journal of forensic and legal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={980-5}
}
Health issues among arrestees are a worldwide concern for which only local policies have been established. Physicians attending detainees in police custody are expected to decide whether the detainee's health status is compatible with detention in a police station and make any useful observations. A high degree of heterogeneity in the information collected… CONTINUE READING