TitleHSR Commentary: Linking VA and Non-VA Data to Address Important US Veteran Health Services Research Issues.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHynes, DM, Maciejewski, ML, Atkins, D
JournalHealth Serv Res
Volume53 Suppl 3
Date Published12/2018
KeywordsHealth Information Exchange, Health Services Research, Humans, Insurance Claim Review, Medicare, United States, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

OBJECTIVE: This commentary summarizes the methods and topics addressed in the special issue of HSR focused on linkage of United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA datasets. The issue illustrates that researchers are increasingly linking diverse datasets as a valuable method for obtaining outcomes, treatments, and covariates to evaluate and examine health care delivery that includes non-VA services. The issue serves as a reference to VA and non-VA investigators alike who employ data linkage methods to address high-impact clinical and health policy evaluations that span different care systems and different datasets.

Alternate JournalHealth Serv Res
PubMed ID30430570
PubMed Central IDPMC6235822