Lifetime Health Services Use by Male Drug-Abusing Offenders

J. Matthew Webster, Carl G. Leukefeld, Michele Staton Tindall, Matthew L. Hiller, Thomas F. Garrity, Egle Narevic

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A modified version of the Andersen and Newman model of health services use was used to examine how male drug-abusing offenders use health services during their lifetimes. Hierarchical regression models were employed to determine the extent to which (a) sociodemographic information, (b) drug use and criminal history, and (c) illness-level factors were predictive of the use of these services. In general, these models explained a moderate level of the variance in services use, with illness-level factors accounting for the majority of variance. Implications for health services in criminal justice settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalThe Prison Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • drug abuse
  • health services
  • prisoners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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