A New Resource to Study the Health of Veterans in Ontario
Mahar, Alyson L.
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In Canada, population-based research describing the health and healthcare utilization of Veterans is limited and it is difficult to understand the health related issues Canadian Veterans experience. Through collaboration between the Departments of Public Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto we have identified for the first time, a population-based method of studying the health and health services utilization of Veterans in Ontario. Data are gathered from existing national and provincial administrative healthcare datasets housed at ICES and linked to administrative codes for provincial healthcare collected by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The following is a brief introduction to some variables of interest in the dataset and its potential uses for future research.