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Am J Public Health. 2008 Dec;98(12):2182-4. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.119669. Epub 2008 Apr 1.

Discharge planning and continuity of health care: findings from the San Francisco County Jail.

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Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-1364, USA. emily.wang@ucsf.edu

Abstract

Continuity of health care among the formerly incarcerated is an emerging public health challenge. We used data from the San Francisco County Jail to determine whether discharge planning improves access to care on release. Inmates who were HIV positive and received discharge planning were 6 times more likely to have a regular source of care in the community compared with inmates with other chronic medical conditions, and they were as likely to have a regular source of care compared with the general San Francisco population.

PMID:
18381994
PMCID:
PMC2636533
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2007.119669
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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