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VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

Ascertaining Veterans' Vital Status and Dates of Death: The VHA Vital Status File and Other Data Sources for Mortality Ascertainment in VA


by Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD
Seminar date: 7/14/2014

Description: Session objectives: • Identify data sources for Veteran vital status ascertainment • Understand the contents and structure of the VA Vital Status Files and their appropriate use for mortality ascertainment • Describe the respective strengths and limitations of available VA data sources for mortality ascertainment.

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