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Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research

Using VA Data to Characterize Health and Healthcare Disparities in VA


by Donna Washington, MD, MPH
Seminar date: 6/20/2017

Description: The Office of Health Equity-QUERI Partnered Evaluation Center uses VA data to systematically characterize the health and healthcare disparities in the VA for vulnerable Veteran groups. This presentation will describe the challenges and strategies for using VA data to measure characteristics of vulnerable populations, such as race/ethnicity and socio-economic status. The cyberseminar will also present findings on health and healthcare disparities in the VA. Objectives • Describe the data sources and data decisions used to construct vulnerable population characteristics, such as race/ethnicity and measures of socio-economic status. • Describe variations in patient experiences of VA care and in VA care quality by vulnerable population characteristics



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