CCHPs Identify Issues Impacting Patient Care - National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Jul 13, 2020

CCHPs Identify Issues Impacting Patient Care

A survey of Certified Correctional Health Professionals (CCHPs) conducted in second quarter of 2020 has identified obstacles to patient care from COVID-19 and the culture and staffing of correctional institutions. Several experienced CCHPs expressed concern over setbacks to medication-assisted treatment programs, noting that “Opioid use disorder remains a crisis in our country and it is critical to patient care and saving lives that it continues.”

How has COVID-19 affected your patient care?
Top answers: Postpone off-site medical visits and new detainees are being quarantined upon entry. 13.8% reported no changes to patient care.

What Limits Your Care for Patients?
Top two answers: Culture of Facility and Staffing

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