Please note that the summary table figures were calculated on 2/13/2019. User-friendly electronic data capture (EDC) tools enable VA users to quickly develop surveys and databases from conception to production on the Web without additional software requirements.

Navigating the VA Data Landscape.
How to identify Choice data in PIT. Technical Report #23, Comparison of MCA Encounter-Level National Data Extracts and the VA National Patient Care Database: FY2004, reveals that by including low cost MCA encounters in a comparison between the MCA and NPCD databases, outpatient utilization thought to be missing from MCA was found, and almost all outpatient care was reported in MCA.

VA's Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), works to identify and evaluate innovative strategies that lead to accessible, high quality, cost-effective care for veterans and the nation.

The Veterans Affairs Library Network (VALNET) is the largest health care library network in the United States, providing library services and resources to Veteran inpatients and outpatients, their families, and caregivers; Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) staff and employees; and students and trainees in affiliated teaching programs. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420. A VA database study of more than 83,000 patients found that men whose low testosterone was restored to normal through gels, patches, or injections had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause, versus similar men who were not treated.

The PTSDpubs Database (formerly PILOTS) is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans. REDCap is a free, secure Web application that facilitates the collection and entry of research data. Introduction to the VA COVID-19 Shared Data Resource and its Use for Research. by Scott DuVall, PhD ; Jeffrey Scehnet, PhD Seminar date: 4/22/2020 Seminar time: 12:00pm-1:00pm » REGISTER to attend this session.
Description: This webinar will introduce a new data domain available for use in research studies.

Since PIT data are active and updated nightly, the numbers may have changed slightly.

Exploratory Work.

HSR&D researchers are conducting exploratory research using PIT data to analyze health outcomes and costs for cataract surgery. Please switch auto forms mode to off.

To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. In the Database & Methods Cyberseminar Series, faculty from VIReC and guest lecturers present informational seminars to help VA researchers access and use VA databases for research.The objectives of this series are to: Demonstrate applications of VA data in research studies; Suggest “best practices” in using VA databases VIReC's Database & Methods Series is an introductory guide to VA data and information systems. Sessions are designed to help VA researchers understand common VA data sources and how they are used in research and quality improvement.

The RDIS contains data collected from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) on all VA research projects. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. Last updated March 20, 2019 Dr. Attention A T users. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). The Research and Development Information System (RDIS) is the Veterans Affairs Central Office budgetary and project data repository for managing the VA Research and Development Program. The primary focus of the RISP’s oversight activities is to assist VHA research programs in enhancing and improving their facility Research Information Security Programs so that Veteran research subjects’ personal information and other VA research data are appropriately protected.