Evaluation of Medicare claims data to ascertain peripheral vascular events in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of vascular surgery, Volume 60, Issue 1, p.98-105 (2014)


2014, August 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Capturing long-term outcomes from large clinical databases by use of claims data is a potential strategy for improving efficiency while reducing study costs. We sought to compare the use of Medicare data with data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) to determine peripheral vascular events, as defined by the WHI study design.