Gender, socioeconomic status, need or access? Differences in statin prescribing across urban, rural and remote Australia.

@article{Stocks2009GenderSS,
  title={Gender, socioeconomic status, need or access? Differences in statin prescribing across urban, rural and remote Australia.},
  author={Nigel Stocks and P. M. Ryan and James F. Allan and Susan M Williams and Kristyn Willson},
  journal={The Australian journal of rural health},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={92-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess differences in statin prescribing across Australia by geographic area. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A cross-sectional study using Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data on statin prescribing by rurality, gender and patient postcode for the period May to December 2002. Participants were the Australian population, stratified by gender, quintile of index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage and rural, remote and metropolitan areas classification. RESULTS Statin… CONTINUE READING