Contracting in psychiatric services from the NHS into prisons has been advocated to improve the care of the mentally disordered in custody.
The Belmarsh Scheme is such a service.
A prospective study investigating the characteristics of a six-month cohort of remand prisoners requiring transfer to hospital and evaluating the service's effectiveness.
Fifty-three (4.3% ; 95% CL 3.2% to 5.6%) of the 1229 new remands required transfer to hospital ; all were accepted.
The transfer group contained a higher proportion of black men (51%) than all other remands (30%) (difference 21% ; 95% CL 8% to 35%, P=0.002).
Transfer times were lower than those reported for a neighbouring prison.
The Belmarsh Scheme secured in-patient psychiatric care rapidly for all those identified as needing it.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Psychiatrie, Milieu carcéral, Trouble psychiatrique, Etude longitudinale, Etude cohorte, Système santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Filière soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Psychiatry, Carceral environment, Mental disorder, Follow up study, Cohort study, Health system, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0385596
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.