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New report sounds alarm on health for justice-involved individuals, calls for care coordination between jails and community health orgs

By Akshita Singh | November 2, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Experts say many states are struggling to provide an adequate level of healthcare services for incarcerated and justice-involved individuals. According to David Redemske, principal health planner at the healthcare architecture firm HDR, one reason for this disparity is the simple fact that prisons often have insufficient resources to deliver more efficient, coordinated care. He argues that states need to re-examine the kind of healthcare they are providing their prison populations in order to avoid public health crises once former inmates re-enter society.

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Poor care coordination is most prevalent cause of medical-related oncology errors, say VA researchers

By Akshita Singh | October 8, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Although oncology care providers are leaders in patient-safety, oncology-related medical errors do happen. Such errors may result in patient injury or death. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center of Patient Safety used data obtained from the adverse event reporting database for root cause analysis (RCA) to specify how and why these adverse events occurred in the VHA and what can be done to avoid these occurrences in the future.

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