Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The article by Drs Raimer and
Stobo1 highlighted many improvements in the
health care of inmates in the Texas prison system, but did not discuss whether
any prison hospice programs were initiated during this time period. The decrease
in mortality rates in the Texas prison health care system related to chronic
diseases is commendable. Unfortunately, the aging of the prison population
will continue to challenge current prison health services.2
Sinclair CT, Porter-Williamson K. Health Care Delivery in the Texas Prison System. JAMA. 2004;292(18):2212–2213. doi:10.1001/jama.292.18.2212-a
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