Developing a national registry of veterans with spinal cord dysfunction: experiences and implications.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe the development of a registry of veterans with spinal cord dysfunction who have been treated within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities. The registry departs from the function and structure of traditional registries by a more extensive utilization of advances in computer technology; in particular, by its reliance upon computerized record linkage and by its association with a set of computer-based clinical management and reporting tools. We discuss some of the applications of the registry to research for persons with spinal cord dysfunction as well as implications that our experiences provide for developing other registries of persons with disabilities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Samsa, G; Hoenig, H; Carswell, J; Sloane, R; Bovender, CR; VanDeusen Lukas, C; Horner, RD

Published Date

  • January 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 62

PubMed ID

  • 9471140

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1362-4393

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England