Lack of Surgical Care in U.S. Prison May Cost Lives

September 12, 2018

(Reuters) – Poor healthcare in America’s prisons may be leading to avoidable deaths, a new study suggests. Researchers who examined autopsy reports for inmates who died while incarcerated in Florida’s Miami Dade County found that two-thirds of those who needed surgery for a non-liver-related medical condition never got it, according to the report published in JAMA Surgery.

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