correctional medicine


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correctional medicine

The field of medical care which addresses the health needs of prisoners serving sentences in correctional facilities

des·mot·e·ric med·i·cine

(des'mō-ter'ik med'i-sin)
The branch of medical practice that deals with health problems in prison inmates.
Synonym(s): correctional medicine.
[G. desmōtērion, prison, fr. deo, to bind, + -ic]

correctional medicine

Health care provided to inmates of prisons and jails.
See also: medicine
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The ability to go to work to simply practice medicine in correctional health care is often one of the reasons doctors stay in correctional medicine.
In correctional medicine, there are challenges equal to any clinical or ER setting, a stable patient population, competitive reimbursement, flexible and reasonable hours and a chance to really make a difference in someone's life that is probably not equaled anywhere else in modern medical practice.
I would like to briefly highlight two of the most pressing challenges facing correctional medicine today.
At the Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health Care held earlier this year in Massachusetts, there was a call to establish a research infrastructure for correctional medicine.
JD, professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery and Division of Correctional Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Addressing the complexities of correctional medicine from an administrative perspective requires embracing strategies that ensure the delivery of cost-effective, evidenced-based medicine.
Garden, who is a married father of three boys, said he plans to stay in correctional medicine.
Over time, correctional medicine became lucrative enough for companies to have inmates as their primary business interest.
is a nationally recognized expert in forensic psychiatry and correctional medicine, and is president of the medical board, staff associate medical director and director of the Department of Psychiatry and Community Mental Health at Metropolitan Hospital Center in the Bronx, N.

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