A pilot study for long-term outcome assessment after aortic aneurysm repair using Vascular Quality Initiative data matched to Medicare claims Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Administrative Claims, Healthcare
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Medicare
  • Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures


  • This work demonstrates the feasibility of an algorithm using indirect identifiers to match VQI patients and procedures to Medicare claims data. The refinement of this strategy will focus on establishing and improving algorithms related to identifying and categorizing late events after EVAR and may serve as a mechanism to ensure that the best quality follow-up information is achieved within the VQI.

publication date

  • October 10, 2016



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5561525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.100

PubMed ID

  • 28222989

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