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Table 2 Comparison of availability of medical equipment in Irish prisons with availability in Irish general practice

From: Primary medical care in Irish prisons

Prison Opthalm- oscope Peak Flow Auto-clave ECG Defib +
resuscitate
trolley
Spirometer
1 Yes Yes No No Yes No
2 Yes Yes No No Yes No
3 Yes Yes No No Yes No
4 Yes Yes No No Yes No
5 Yes No No No Yes No
6 Yes Yes No No Yes No
7 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
8 Yes Yes No Requested Yes No
9 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
10 Yes Yes No No Yes No
11 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
% Irish prisons 100% 90% 9% 9% 100% 9%
% Irish general practices* 99% 97% 88% 77% 37% 55%
  1. ECG = electrocardiogram
  2. * Source: 'Structure in general practice in Ireland 1982-2005' (O'Dowd, O'Kelly, O' Kelly, 2006)