A pilot study for long-term outcome assessment after aortic aneurysm repair using Vascular Quality Initiative data matched to Medicare claims
Administrative Claims, Healthcare
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
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.