Emergency department admissions to a prison hospital: a retrospective cohort study from Switzerland

Pfortmueller, C; Aulmann, G; Lindner, Gregor; Perrig, Martin; Müller, Thomas Jörg; Zimmermann, Heinz; Exadaktylos, A K (2013). Emergency department admissions to a prison hospital: a retrospective cohort study from Switzerland. Swiss medical weekly, 143, w13753. Muttenz: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag 10.4414/smw.2013.13753

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There are more than 10 million prison inmates throughout the world and this number is increasing continuously. Prisoners are a particularly vulnerable minority group that has special healthcare needs and demands on healthcare services and providers. The aim of this study was to give an overview of prisoners' healthcare problems leading to emergency department admission, in order to make recommendations to help to optimise treatment of this target group.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > UPD Murtenstrasse

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Pfortmüller, Carmen, Lindner, Gregor, Perrig, Martin, Müller, Thomas (A), Zimmermann, Heinz (B), Exadaktylos, Aristomenis


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EMH Schweizerischer Ärzteverlag




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04 Oct 2013 14:34

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29 Mar 2023 23:32

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13538 (FactScience: 220090)

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