Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: representativeness and overlap of VA and Department of Defense databases.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Databases (Usage)
Veterans (Information management)
Veterans (Practice)
Author: Washington, Donna L.
Pub Date: 12/30/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Dec 30, 2010 Source Volume: 47 Source Issue: 8
Topic: Event Code: 260 General services; 200 Management dynamics Computer Subject: CD-ROM catalog; CD-ROM database; Database; Company systems management
Product: Product Code: E198380 Veterans
Organization: Government Agency: United States. Department of Veterans Affairs; United States. Department of Defense
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 246450391
Full Text: Although most veterans obtain healthcare outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), most veteran research is conducted in VA healthcare settings and does not address the health or healthcare of the vast majority of veterans. We describe VA and Department of Defense administrative databases available for identification of veterans for research studies. Use of these databases will expand the pool of potential research subjects beyond VA healthcare users. Veterans and those engaged in clinical practice, policy, and research involving veterans may benefit from findings generated from research studies that include the perspective of both VA users and veterans who do not use VA healthcare.

Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH, et al.
Database            Contribution
                        (%)

ABCD   DEERS            29.7
+EF    NED              20.1
+G     CP/VETSNET       1.6
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