Dr Lucas Calais Ferreira leads paper on multimorbidity and quality of primary care post prison release

Justice Health Unit  Research Fellow, Dr Lucas  Calais Ferreira, has led publication  of the paper Multimorbidity and quality of primary care after release from prison: a prospective data-linkage cohort study in the BMC Health Services Research.

The study found that, for adults within 2 years of being released from prison, nearly half of those with complex multimorbidity did not receive adequate continuity of care.  The quality of primary care is inadequate for a large proportion of adults released from prison, constituting an important and actionable health inequity. This inequity was greater for Indigenous people and those aged 18-24 years.

The paper was co-authored by Dr Jesse Young and Prof Stuart Kinner of the Justice Health Unit, Dr Amanda Butler from McMaster University, Canada, Dr Stephen Dent from the University of Melbourne, and Prof David Preen of the University of Western Australia. It is available here.

Congratulations Lucas and team!