How Veterans Use Stroke Services in the VA and Beyond
Huanguang Jia, PhD, Yu E. Zheng, MS, Diane C. Cowper, PhD, Samuel S. Wu, PhD, Bruce W. Vogel, PhD, Pamela W. Duncan, PhD, and Dean Reker, PhD
Dr. Jia is a research health scientist, Ms. Zheng is a statistician, Dr. Cowper is a research health scientist, Dr. Wu is a statistician, Dr. Vogel is a health economist and research health scientist, and Dr. Duncan is a senior research health scientist, all at the VA's Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center of Excellence, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Reker is a senior health scientist at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO and an associate professor in the department of health policy and management, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City. In addition, Dr. Wu is also an associate professor in the division of biostatistics at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Which veterans rely on the VA for stroke-related health care and which ones seek care outside of that system? These researchers found important sociodemographic and clinical differences characterized the various health care usage patterns.