Using VA data for research in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders: lessons from SCI QUERI.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Spinal cord injuries
Veterans (Health aspects)
|Author:||Smith, Bridget M.|
|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: 310 Science & research|
|Product:||Product Code: E198380 Veterans|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides services to more
than 25,000 veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
This article introduces researchers to the use of VA data to examine
questions related to SCI/D using examples from Spinal Cord Injury
Quality Enhancement Research Initiative studies. Sources of VA data
available to investigators interested in SCI/D research include
national-level data sets and data obtained directly from electronic
medical charts and/or patients. Using a combination of methods allows
researchers to have more complete data and to obtain detailed
information about complications such as pressure ulcers and obesity.
Bridget M. Smith, PhD, et al.
ARC 23,916 SCD Registry 30,655 NPCD Flag 15,096 SCD Registry & ARC 16,897 SCD Registry & NPCD Flag 12,784 NPCD Flag & ARC 14,575 Overlap All Sources 12,306 Note: Table made from pie chart
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