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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:41 PM
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Oh Here We Go VA Mis-Classifying Veterans By Race/ Ethnicity
So,a who is counting what??
Full Story here-- http://www.vard.org/jour/06/43/4/pdf/jia.pdf

Short version== http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=...

We examined the racial/ethnic classifications of 1,084 veterans with stroke in Florida who received and outpatient services within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

We compared the reliability of racial/ethnic classifications from VA inpatient data with the VA outpatient data and the VA data with Medicare data. Misclassification of race/ethnicity in research data may produce spurious conclusions if overlooked or ignored.

Our results showed that the rate of unknown racial/ethnic classification in VA outpatient and inpatient data was high.We also found that black and white classifications in the VA data had stronger agreement with Medicare data and Medicare data may under represent Hispanic patients.

And again Why are we counting here?
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Solo_in_MD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:06 PM
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1. There are some valid medical reasons to track race (like black)
but not ethnicity (like Hispanc) that I know of. Also realize that in the DoD race/ethnicity is self declared and is not subject to challenge. Think its the same for most Gov groups. Occasionally people decide to mess with the system with amusing results.
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