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Planning for Chronic Disease Medications in Disaster: Perspectives from Patients, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Insurers

Carameli, K.A., Eisenman, D.P., Blevins, J., D’Angona, B., and Glik, D.C. (2010). Planning for Chronic Disease Medications in Disaster: Perspectives from Patients, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Insurers. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

The authors of this study discuss the current imbalance between the high proportion of chronically ill Americans who depend on prescription medications and their lack of medication reserves for disaster preparedness. They examined barriers that Los Angeles County residents with chronic illness experience within the prescription drug procurement system to achieve recommended medication reserves.
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