Title

Patterns of traumatic injury in New York City prisoners requiring hospital admission

Publication Date

January 2015

Journal Title

J Correct Health Care

Abstract

Bellevue Hospital's prison ward cares for male prisoners requiring medical attention that exceeds the capabilities of New York City Department of Correction (NYC-DOC) infirmaries. This study evaluated the injury patterns that occur in this patient population. Data were collected on consecutive prisoners transferred from NYC-DOC for traumatic injuries from June 1, 2003, to June 1, 2006, and analyzed by retrospective chart review. Overall, 251 patients were evaluated for traumatic injuries. Injury mechanisms were violent (75.7%), nonviolent (23.5%), and self-inflicted (0.8%). Of the 241 (96%) patients admitted, 213 (84.9%) required operative intervention. The most common injuries were mandible fractures (46.5%) and facial fractures (14.9%).

Volume Number

21

Issue Number

1

Pages

53-8

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/01/07

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Surgery

PMID

25559630

DOI

10.1177/1078345814558046

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