This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care provides information on the burden of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke and the consequences of its persistent underdiagnosis, to the way different governmental organizations and military healthcare providers address the treatment of TIA and stroke, and how they compare with private insurers and private hospitals.
Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACP
John S. Garvin Professor and Head Director, Center for Stroke Research
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Chad Kessler, MD, FAAEMSection Chief, Emergency Medicine
Jesse Brown VA Hospital
National Advisory Committee for VA Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Medical Education Associate Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Illinois-Chicago
Allan Jay Kogan, MD, MSS, ABFP, FAAFP, CPE
Department of Medical Management
Cigna-Great West Healthcare
Steven N. Singh, MDProfessor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Chief of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Kurian E. Thomas, MD
Department of Neurology
Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center
Philip B. Gorelick, MD, MPH, FACPConsultant/Advisory board:Bayer
Chad Kessler, MD, FAAEM, Allan Jay Kogan, MD, MSS, ABFP, FAAFP, CPE, Steven N. Singh, MD, and Kurian E. Thomas, MD, report no financial interest/relationship relating to the topic of this activity.
Editorial support for this supplement was provided by Clinical Care Targeted Communications with financial support provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.
The contents of this supplement may include information regarding the use of products that may be inconsistent with or outside the approved labeling for these products in the United States. Physicians should note that the use of these products outside current approved labeling is considered experimental and are advised to consult prescribing information for these products.