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Citation

Ludwig A, Cohen L, Parsons A, Venters H. Am. J. Public Health 2012; 102(6): 1108-1111.

Affiliation

Correctional Health Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2012, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2011.300306

PMID

22515857

Abstract

To characterize injuries occurring in jails, we analyzed injury report forms from the New York City jail system. We abstracted data from 4695 injury report forms representing 3863 patients. Of the injuries reported, 66% were classified as intentional. The 2 leading causes of injuries were inmate-on-inmate aggression (40%) and slips and falls (27%). Injuries place a considerable burden on jail health care systems, and there is a need for more studies on this problem and development of injury prevention programs. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print April 19, 2012: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300306).


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