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Table 6 Time to healthcare outcome: from date of committal, and date of first assessment for all remand episodes (N = 1109) assessed by the Prison Inreach and Court Liaison Service (PICLS), 2012–2014

From: STRESS-testing clinical activity and outcomes for a combined prison in-reach and court liaison service: a 3-year observational study of 6177 consecutive male remands

Outcome N Days from committal to outcome Days from first assessment to outcome
Median Range Mean 95 % CI Median Range Mean 95 % CI
Discharge to prison GP 451 8.0 0–346 29.3 24.3–34.4 0.0 0–344 12.9 9.4–16.4
Discharge to prison GP and addiction services 95 8.0 1–307 24.0 14.7–33.4 0.0 0–141 9.8 5.2–14.4
Overseas prison transfer 6 10.0 2–24 12.3 2.7–21.9 1.5 0–12 4.0 –1.1–9.1
Community outpatient diversion 208 15.5 0–398 36.7 28.2–45.2 11.0 0–269 26.8 21.4–32.1
General admission 81 15.0 2–60 19.7 16.4–23.0 13.0 0–59 16.8 13.5–20.1
Forensic admission 60 19.5 1–774 52.0 22.4–81.5 17.0 0–773 47.4 17.9–77.0
Transfer to in-reach psychiatry service in other Prison 202 23.5 0–538 54.2 42.7–65.8 17.0 0–538 43.8 33.7–53.8
Remained on PICLS caseload as at 9th April 2015 6 188.0 35–227 160.0 87.6–232.1 187.0 31–225 158.2 84.8–231.6
Total 1109 13.0 0–774 35.9 (SD 65.8) 31.8–40 6.0 0–773 23.7 (SD 53.7) 20.4–27
  1. GP general practitioner; PICLS Prison Inreach and Court Liaison Service