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We used several VA data sets for this study: VA Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS), VA National Patient Care Databases (NPCDs), VA Health Economics Resource Center Average Cost File (ACF), and the VA Spinal Cord Dysfunction (SCD) registry.
DOBs and race were obtained from BIRLS and NPCD files.
Abbreviations: ACF = Average Cost File, BIRLS = Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem, DOB = date of birth, FY = fiscal year, GLM = generalized linear model, IRB = institutional review board, NPCD = National Patient Care Database, SCD = Spinal Cord Dysfunction, SCI = spinal cord injury, SCI/D = SCI and disorder, QUERI = Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.