Disability and treatment patterns of multiple sclerosis patients in United States: a comparison of veterans and nonveterans.

@article{Vollmer2002DisabilityAT,
  title={Disability and treatment patterns of multiple sclerosis patients in United States: a comparison of veterans and nonveterans.},
  author={Timothy L. Vollmer and Olympia C. Hadjimichael and Jana Preiningerova and Weijia Ni and Joan Buenconsejo},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={163-74}
}
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the world and provides care to approximately 20,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Here, we report that these MS patients are disproportionately more likely to be older, male, unemployed, and disabled with lower levels of education and financial resources when compared to veterans not receiving care within the VHA or to nonveteran MS patients. When comparing the VHA MS patients to a cohort of nonveteran… CONTINUE READING