Reduced medication access: a marker for vulnerability in US stroke survivors.

@article{Levine2007ReducedMA,
  title={Reduced medication access: a marker for vulnerability in US stroke survivors.},
  author={Deborah A. Levine and Catarina I. Kiefe and George Howard and Virginia J. Howard and O. Dale Williams and Jeroan J. Allison},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1557-64}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Medication access is crucial to secondary stroke prevention. We assessed medication access and associated barriers to care across region and time in a national sample of US stroke survivors. METHODS Among all 5840 black or white stroke survivors aged > or =45 years responding to the National Health Interview Survey years 1997 to 2004, we examined inability to afford medications within the last 12 months across region (Northeast, Midwest, West, South) and time. With… CONTINUE READING