Infectious disease risk in correctional facility-based healthcare workers

Robyn R.M. Gershon, Judith Green-McKenzie, Anthony Swetz

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Abstract

The prison healthcare setting is a unique healthcare environment. Prison healthcare, although similar in many ways to the acute care setting, has many important and potentially risky differences. Efforts to reduce risk have been intensified; the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare has taken an important leadership role in developing and promoting safe work practices for CHCWs [72, 73]. Many opportunities for improvements exist, and the challenge will be to further reduce risk through the development and implementation of effective risk-control strategies that are tailored to this special healthcare setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-536
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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