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J Correct Health Care. 2014 Oct;20(4):313-33. doi: 10.1177/1078345814541531. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

A tool for tracking and assessing chronic illness care in prison (ACIC-P).

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA emily.wang@yale.edu.
  • 2Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
  • 3Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.
  • 4Correctional Managed Health Care and the Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA.
  • 5Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • 6Department of Medicine and Nursing, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

Abstract

Chronic disease care is being transformed in correctional settings, given an aging inmate population, ongoing quality improvement efforts, litigation, and rising costs. The Chronic Care Model, established for chronic disease care in the community, might be a suitable framework to transform chronic disease care in prison, but it has not been systematically adapted for the correctional health care setting. We employed cognitive interviewing to adapt an extant survey used to measure the delivery of chronic illness care in the community, Assessment of Chronic Illness Care, for a prison setting. Results from the cognitive interviews and the modified Assessment of Chronic Illness Care-Prison (ACIC-P) instrument are presented in this article. Future studies will need to test the reliability and psychometric properties of the adapted ACIC-P.

KEYWORDS:

chronic care model; chronic disease; prison health care; quality improvement

PMID:
25117427
PMCID:
PMC4175370
DOI:
10.1177/1078345814541531
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