Carameli, K.A., Eisenman, D.P., Blevins, J., et al. (2010). Planning for Chronic Disease Medications in Disaster: Perspectives from Patients, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Insurers. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
The authors of this study discuss the 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.