Making prison health care more efficient: The cost may be higher than the price

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.575-a (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:575
  1. Andrew J Ashworth, general practitioner principal (andrew.ashworth@lothian.scot.nhs.uk)
  1. Davidson's Mains Medical Centre, Edinburgh EH4 5BP

    EDITOR—By focusing on the price of prison health care in the editorial by Awofeso,1 the BMJ has done a major disservice to communities that pay for poor (in both meanings of the word) prison health care in non-fiscal ways.

    Cost and price are not interchangeable concepts. The prison …

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