Navigation Links
Former prisoners more likely to be hospitalized for preventable conditions

Complications of diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and other preventable conditions are more likely to land former prisoners in the hospital, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the July 22 online issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

According to the study, about one in 70 former inmates are hospitalized for an acute condition within seven days of release, and one in 12 by 90 days, a rate much higher than the general population.

"The period immediately after release has a high risk of an event requiring hospitalization, indicating a potential target for improving health care in this population before and after release," said the study's corresponding author Emily Wang, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

Wang and her colleagues studied the risk of hospitalization for Medicare beneficiaries released from correctional facilities. Using data from Medicare administrative claims, they identified 110,419 fee-for-service beneficiaries who were released from a correctional facility from 2002 through 2010, and then matched controls by age, sex, race, Medicare status, and residential zip code.

The team found that the odds of hospitalization were higher for released inmates compared with the matched controls. Wang said the results also have policy implications for the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

"In states that have adopted Medicaid expansion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 30-65% of recently released inmates who were previously uninsured may be newly eligible for Medicaid," said Wang. "But our study provides data that providing coverage is only the first step in reducing preventable hospitalizations post release."


Contact: Karen N. Peart
Yale University

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Former Motorola Chairman and CEO Christopher Galvin Joins VelociData Board of Directors as Company Closes $10 Million Financing
2. As a Show of Support to New Ownership at a Member Function, Former Owner of Travel Services Center, Eric Shuman Books Travel with His Previous Company
3. The Former Breezes Resort is Re-Opened by Blue Diamond Resorts as the Original Grand Lido Negril Announced Go Classy Tours
4. Former Owner Eric Shuman Endorses New Owners and Changes Made in Last Year Since Shuman Sold Travel Services Center at Member Conference
5. Statement on the Passing of Dr. John Waltrip, Former Glendale Community College President
6. Hydrocephalus Association Proud to Announce Live Performance by Former Aerosmith Guitarist, Diagnosed with NPH, at Huber & Breese Music in Fraser, MI
7. Hydrocephalus Association Proud to Announce Live Performance by Former Aerosmith Guitarist at Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo, MI
8. Former Southern Illinois University Chancellor to Speak at Prairie Living Assisted Living on How God Delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses
9. Former HHS Inspector General to Outline Proven Strategies for Implementing an Internal Investigation
10. Dancers, Performers and Sports Professionals are Asking for the New Foot Balm from Sublime Beauty®
11. Former Johnson & Johnson Executive Brian Perkins Named Chairman of Puroast® Coffee
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a study published ... of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help improve the bather experience in ... personality. From basic styles for the purist looking for simplicity in design to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... According to an article ... being more and more widely heralded as a breakthrough for performing hernia repairs. The ... over traditional laparoscopic surgery is that it can greatly reduce the pain that a ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC ... Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer represented the claimant David Adcock ... , According to court documents, Adcock testified that on May 10, 2010 he sat ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw YMCA’s student-produced ... in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Auditions for ... years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in the Evanston ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 ... the addition of the "2016 Future Horizons ... Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... offering. --> ... comprehensive analysis of the Japanese therapeutic drug monitoring ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Care Market by Type (Dressings, Therapy Devices, Active Wound ... Out-Patient Facility), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" ... --> --> The purpose of this ... of the global advanced wound care market. It involves ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents & ... Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, Clinical ... 2020" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: