English, Article edition: Prisoner Healthcare Co-Payment Policy: A Cost-Cutting Measure that Might Threaten Inmates' Health Niyi Awofeso

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Title
  • Prisoner Healthcare Co-Payment Policy: A Cost-Cutting Measure that Might Threaten Inmates' Health
Author
  • Niyi Awofeso
Physical Description
  • article
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  • Cost-effective provision of adequate healthcare to prisoners is a core problematic issue in contemporary correctional healthcare settings. An increasingly popular policy for reducing prison healthcare costs is prisoner co-payment systems for health services. Advocates of this policy assert that it facilitates efficient healthcare delivery in prison settings. This article examines the appropriateness and consequences of prisoner healthcare co-payment systems in US prisons. In conclusion, the policy has a strong potential to compromise prisoners' access to healthcare, while not significantly reducing prison healthcare costs. Alternative approaches for improving the efficiency of prison healthcare services are suggested, and implications for Australia are considered.
  • Health-economics, Health-policy
  • RePEc:wkh:aheahp:v:4:y:2005:i:3:p:159-164
Language
  • English
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