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Insurance status of urban detained adolescents

Date Added to Library: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 09:21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1177/1078345812455629
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Aalsma, Matthew C.
Blythe, Margaret J.
Tong, Yan
Harezlak, Jaroslaw
Rosenman, Marc B.
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Published Date: 
08/23/2012
Published Date (Date): 
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Publication: 
Journal of Correctional Health Care
Volume: 
18
Issue Number: 
4
Page Range: 
274-284
Year: 
2012
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Abstract: 

The primary goal was to describe the health care coverage of detained youth. An exploratory second goal was to describe the possible relationship between redetention and coverage. Health care coverage status was abstracted from electronic detention center records for 1,614 adolescents in an urban detention center (October 2006 to December 2007). The majority of detained youth reported having Medicaid coverage (66%); 18% had private insurance and 17% had no insurance. Lack of insurance was more prevalent among older, male, and Hispanic youth. A substantial minority of detained youth were uninsured or had inconsistent coverage over time. While having insurance does not guarantee appropriate health care, lack of insurance is a barrier that should be addressed to facilitate coordination of medical and mental health care once the youth is released into the community. (Author abstract)

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