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Postdischarge quality of care: Do age disparities exist among Department of Veterans Affairs ischemic stroke patients?

Neale R. Chumbler, PhD, et al.

This study examined whether postdischarge quality indicators differed depending on the age of veterans receiving care for a stroke at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. After taking patient, clinical, and facility characteristics into consideration, we found three age differences involving measurement and goal achievement for (1) blood pressure, (2) serum international normalized ratio for patients given warfarin, and (3) cholesterol levels. These findings should encourage the Veterans Health Administration to stay aware of possible age disparities in stroke care.

Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
   Pages 263 — 272


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Chumbler NR, Jia H, Phipps MS, Li X, Ordin D, Williams LS, Myers LJ, Bravata DM. Postdischarge quality of care: Do age disparities exist among Department of Veterans Affairs ischemic stroke patients? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(2):263–72.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.08.0145
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