Matching prosthetics order records in VA National Prosthetics Patient Database to healthcare utilization databases.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Medical care (Utilization)
Medical care (Management)
|Author:||Smith, Mark W.|
|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; Company business management|
|Product:||SIC Code: 3842 Surgical appliances and supplies|
|Organization:||Government Agency: United States. Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prescribes
millions of prosthetics and assistive devices to veterans. These include
items that the veteran can take on and off, such as eyeglasses and
hearing aids, as well as devices implanted in the body. The VA tracks
these items in the National Prosthetics Patient Database (NPPD).
Researchers sometimes need to match NPPD entries to records in other VA
databases. Our goal was to learn whether most NPPD records could be
matched to other VA records for the same individuals. We found moderate
success in matching records across databases.
Mark W. Smith, PhD, et al.
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