Most of the VAMHCS nursing turnover is now caused by retirements and transfers rather than resignations or removals.
Requests from outside medical facilities to transfer a veteran to the VAMHCS.
For FY 1999-FY 2008, a mean ([+ or -] SD) of 48,940 ([+ or -] 3,926) unique veterans accessed care in the VAMHCS each year.
First, the VAMHCS population of adult, mostly male patients living in the mid-Atlantic region does not fully represent the overall US population.
Because of concerns that there may have been shifts in where care was delivered within our healthcare system, we also examined the number and rate of SSTIs for the entire VAMHCS
We selected two controls per case from patients admitted to a VAMHCS
institution for at least 48 hours during the same 6-month period as the case-patients.