HSR Commentary: Linking VA and Non-VA Data to Address Important US Veteran Health Services Research Issues.

Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hynes, DM; Maciejewski, ML; Atkins, D

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 Suppl 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 5133 - 5139

PubMed ID

  • 30430570

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6235822

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1475-6773

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/1475-6773.13081


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States