Navigation Links
Former prisoners more likely to be hospitalized for preventable conditions
Date:7/22/2013

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
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, ... hospitals across the Southeast, celebrated the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, ... Geoff Duncan (R - Cumming), offers a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The White House ... their loans, more information about their loan terms and accounts, and more protections ... debt, including federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 trillion, with 43 million ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... that infants born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates if ... congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, letting ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Mobility Designed is ... pressure on the armpits, the M+D Crutch evenly distributes body weight from the elbow ... and hands when using the crutches than with other crutches. , Co-founders Max and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Melanoma is the deadliest type ... is to blame for the majority of skin cancer deaths. More than 10,000 people are ... average age at diagnosis is 62, it is the one of the most commonly diagnosed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 TapImmune,Inc. ... of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for the ... be presenting at the 3rd Annual Growth Capital Expo ... th , 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  ... on Wednesday, May 4 th by Dr. John ...
(Date:4/27/2016)...   , Total ... Consumable Sales  Clinical sales grow 16% year-over-year  ... MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal ... first quarter ended March 31, 2016 and provided an ... commercial strategy. First Quarter 2016 Revenue Results ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... SHAWNEE, Kan. , April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Martabano , a senior from the University of ... winner of the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award ... veterinary schools, which were awarded a total of ... Over the last four years, Bayer has provided ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: