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Unmet treatment needs of older prisoners: a primary care survey.

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BACKGROUND: little is known about the treatment needs of older prisoners and to what extent they are being met. SUBJECTS: representative sample of 203 sentenced prisoners aged 60 and over in 15 prisons in England and Wales. DESIGN: case notes were surveyed using a standardised proforma and information on current medication was collected. RESULTS: three-quarters of older prisoners were prescribed medication. Those with cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine health problems were prescribed ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/ageing/afh113
Journal:
Age and ageing More from this journal
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
396-398
Publication date:
2004-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
Language:
English
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pubs:177029
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uuid:d580d7c8-4993-4d2b-8203-1b0cda126ddc
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pubs:177029
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177029
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2012-12-19

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