UCSF/San Francisco VA Data Core

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) maintains a central data repository that includes electronic health information from the medical records of over 9 million Veterans in the United States. Data fields include (but are not limited to) age, gender, race, ethnicity, zip code, dates of outpatient and inpatient encounters, conditions, procedures, lab results, vital signs, medications, prescription refills, radiology reports, costs, vital status, location of care, and national provider identification number. Data files from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are also available. The UCSF/SFVA Data Core: (1) Provides consultation regarding available data; (2) Facilitates necessary paperwork and approvals; (3) Ensures that use of VHA data meets all regulatory requirements; and (4) Assists with identifying, extracting, and merging variables of interest. More information is available at: https://accelerate.ucsf.edu/consult/vadata