Unknown Unknowns: We Need to Know How Many People Experience Imprisonment in Canada
Fiona G. Kouyoumdjian1, 2, *, Kathryn E. McIsaac3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 226
Last Page: 231
Publisher Id: TOPHJ-10-226
Article History:Received Date: 07/07/2017
Revision Received Date: 06/10/2017
Acceptance Date: 20/10/2017
Electronic publication date: 14/11/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Understanding the size of a population is necessary to define the burden of disease, evaluate opportunities to improve health, inform service planning and assess demographic trends over time.
In this article, we described available data on the number of admissions and number of people admitted to custody in Canada. We identified gaps in data, and described the potential value of these data for public health and health care purposes.
We recommend the systematic collection and dissemination of relevant data on this population in Canada.