Racial variation in treatment for transient ischemic attacks: impact of participation by neurologists.

@article{Mitchell2000RacialVI,
  title={Racial variation in treatment for transient ischemic attacks: impact of participation by neurologists.},
  author={Janet B. Mitchell and David J. Ballard and David Bruce Matchar and Jack P Whisnant and Gregory P Samsa},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={1413-28}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the role of neurologists in explaining African American-white differences in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic services for cerebrovascular disease. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Medicare inpatient hospital records were used to identify a random 20 percent sample of patients age 65 and over hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of TIA between January 1, 1991 and November 30, 1991 (n = 17,437). STUDY DESIGN Medicare administrative data were used to identify… CONTINUE READING