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Informal caregivers and racial/ethnic variation in health service use of stroke survivors

Melanie Sberna Hinojosa, PhD, et al.

The use of health services is affected by a number of factors and varies by race/ethnicity. The differences by race/ethnicity in health service use by veterans after acute stroke are poorly understood. We examined the health service use of 125 veterans who had a stroke and were released home to an informal caregiver for rehabilitation. We found different patterns of service use by race/ethnicity and by other factors such as level of disability and the informal caregiver context.


Volume 46 Number 2, 2009
   Pages 233 — 242


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