Making prison health care more efficient: The cost may be higher than the priceBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.575-a (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:575
- Andrew J Ashworth, general practitioner principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 …