Description: This session will explore the content and structure of pharmacy datasets in the VA and the Medicare Part D Slim File. In addition, presenters will discuss examples of research using pharmacy data and provide information on resources for using VA pharmacy data in research.
After this session, participants will be able to:
o Understand concepts about pharmaceutical care measurement and data choices
• Understand basic content and organization of key VA pharmacy data
• Appreciate the value of non-VA data sources to characterize pharmacy use
• Locate resources about VA pharmacy data