Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background
      • Prisoner health services in Australia
      • Healthcare in the prison environment
      • Method
      • Report structure
    • 2 Demographic information
      • Australia's prisoners
      • Prison dischargees
      • Profiles of different prison populations
    • 3 Socioeconomic factors
      • Cultural background
      • Detention history
      • Education level
      • Employment and government support
      • Homelessness
      • Family
    • 4 Mental health before and while in prison
      • Mental health history
      • Changes to mental health while in prison
      • Recent psychological distress
      • Self-assessed mental health status
      • Mental health medication
      • Prison entrants referred to prison mental health services
    • 5 Self-harm
      • Self-harm behaviour
      • Identification of self-harm or suicide risk
    • 6 Communicable diseases
      • Sexually transmissible infections
      • Bloodborne viruses
      • Surveillance
      • Medication for Hepatitis C
    • 7 Chronic conditions
      • Asthma
      • Arthritis
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • Diabetes
      • Cancer
      • Self-assessed physical health
    • 8 Activity and health changes
      • Activity and weight changes
      • Health changes
    • 9 Aspects of women's health
      • Pregnancies
      • Cancer screenings
    • 10 Disability
    • 11 Tobacco smoking
      • Smoking status prior to prison
      • Smoking in prison
      • Quitting smoking
    • 12 Illicit drug use and needle sharing
      • Drug use prior to prison
      • Drug use in prison
      • Needle sharing
      • Opioid substitution treatment (OST)
      • Tattooing and body piercing
    • 13 Risky alcohol consumption
      • Alcohol consumption prior to prison
      • Alcohol consumption in prison
      • Alcohol treatment in prison
    • 14 Injuries, assaults and unprotected sex
      • Head injury
      • Accidents or injuries
      • Assault and sexual assault
      • Unprotected sex
    • 15 General health services
      • Consulting health services in the community and in prison
      • Barriers to use of health services
    • 16 Prison clinic
      • Use of prison clinics
      • Problems managed in clinic visits
      • Services received in prison clinic visits
      • Initiator of clinic visits
      • Type of health professional seen
      • Satisfaction with health services
    • 17 Medication
    • 18 Prison health services
      • Full-time equivalent staffing
      • Immunisation
      • Use of health services outside prison
      • Indigenous health services
    • 19 Release procedures
      • Health-related discharge planning
      • Continuing care
      • Medicare card
      • Preparedness for release
    • 20 Deaths
      • Deaths in custody
      • Deaths following release from prison
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Specifications of indicators
      • Appendix B: Data quality statement-National Prisoner Health Data Collection
      • Appendix C: Tables
      • Appendix D: Data sources
      • Appendix E: Prisoner health services in Australia
      • Appendix F: Key policy directions
      • Appendix G: Prisoner health legislation in Australia
      • Appendix H: List of prisons in Australia
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures