Staff at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) measured the health outcomes of patients with chronic conditions in correctional institutions in Georgia and Michigan over time.
- Documenting the progress of patients with chronic diseases in correctional facilities improved health outcomes slightly, but the data were not statistically significant.
- Correctional systems in Georgia and Michigan met or exceeded some national standards for chronic disease control, but not others.
- Clinicians overestimated the percentage of patients with dually diagnosed diabetes and hypertension whose blood pressure was in good control.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the project with a $241,876 grant from May 2002 through October 2004.