VIReC Database and Methods Seminar
Ascertaining Veterans’ Vital Status: VA Data Sources for Mortality Ascertainment and Cause of Death
NOTE: A newer version of this presentation is available at http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/for_researchers/cyber_seminars/archives/video_archive.cfm?SessionID=1154.
Noreen Arnold, MS
Claire Hoffmire, Ph.D.
Seminar date: 5/4/2015
Description: Description: This seminar focuses on available VA data related to date and cause of death, discusses the quality and utility of these data, and provides examples of their use in research.
• Introduce data sources for Veteran vital status ascertainment and cause of death
• Describe the strengths and limitations of the various data sources
• Present recent Data Quality work focused on mortality data in the CDW and activity after death
• Present a research example using Suicide Data Repository for comparing mortality in VHA and non-VHA Veterans
Intended Audience: Researchers, operational users of data, data analysts, data managers
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