Inpatient hospital use in the first year after release from prison: a Western Australian population-based record linkage study.

@article{Alan2011InpatientHU,
  title={Inpatient hospital use in the first year after release from prison: a Western Australian population-based record linkage study.},
  author={Janine J Alan and Melinda Burmas and David B. Preen and Jon J. Pfaff},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          264-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe three aspects of inpatient use for ex-prisoners within the first 12 months of release from prison: the proportion of released prisoners who were hospitalised; the amount of resources used (bed days, separations and cost); and the most common reasons for hospitalisation. METHODS Secondary analysis of whole-population linked prison and inpatient data from the Western Australian Data Linkage System. The main outcome measure was first inpatient admission within 12 months of… CONTINUE READING
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