Geographic variation and disparity in stimulant treatment of adults and children in the United States in 2008.

@article{McDonald2013GeographicVA,
  title={Geographic variation and disparity in stimulant treatment of adults and children in the United States in 2008.},
  author={Douglas C. McDonald and Sarah Kuck Jalbert},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2013},
  volume={64 11},
  pages={1079-86}
}
OBJECTIVE This study estimated the prevalence of stimulant treatment among both adults and children at national, state, and county levels during 2008 and explored explanations for wide variations in treatment prevalence. METHODS Records of 24.1 million stimulant prescriptions dispensed to insured and uninsured patients were obtained from approximately 76% of U.S. retail pharmacies. Data were weighted to estimate treatment prevalence on March 15, 2008, for all U.S. states and counties… CONTINUE READING