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Chronic and Long-Term Care in California Prisons: Needs Assessment. Final report
| Cataloged on:
Oct. 02, 2007
ANNOTATION: The "overall sufficiency of planned construction [for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)], the appropriate distribution of long-term and short-term beds, and the estimated number of LTC [long term care] patients requiring each of these three levels of service intensity" are assessed (p. v). Seven sections are contained in this report: executive summary; purpose and background; project data set; development of the assessment tools and the data collection protocol; primary data collection findings regarding medical bed census and general population assessments; estimates of LTC need in the prison population; projected growth in LTC needs for CDCR inmates; and discussion. There is a proposed need for 5,000 new medical beds occurring over the next ten years.