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VIReC Database and Methods Seminar

Overview of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration Spinal Cord Injuries & Disorders Registry (VHA SCIDR)

by Adam Eberhart, DPT; Jennifer Sippel, PhD; Bridget Smith, PhD
Seminar date: 2/6/2023
Seminar time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
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Description: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Spinal Cord Injuries & Disorders (SCI/D) Registry (SCIDR) is one of the largest SCI/D registries in the world and is the case-identification platform for VHA SCI/D studies. VHA SCIDR cases, etiology, injury level, impairment, and onset/injury dates are available. This session introduces the VHA SCIDR as the SCI/D population case-identification platform and how to connect the data set to all Veterans' VHA healthcare data.

Objectives: • DESCRIBE the history of VHA data management and stewardship for VHA SCI/D System of Care registry data capture 1994 through 2022
• UNDERSTAND how to access, navigate governance structure, and interpret the comprehensive VHA SCI/D Registry (SCIDR) data
• UNDERSTAND the VHA SCIDR within the context of other US and international SCI/D data sets
• POSITION the participant to use the VHA SCIDR for case identification/phenotyping, program evaluation, performance measure development and research

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