Data Analysis

SVS VQI physicians may request de-identified datasets from each registry for analysis. The SVS PSO Arterial Research Advisory Council (RAC) reviews and evaluates requests for datasets by investigators, who provide the RAC with a description of their proposed project.

Proposals are evaluated by the Arterial Research Advisory Council every other, and the Venous Research Advisor Council in the other months.

Click here to access the submission site: http://abstracts123.com/svs1/

Regional datasets should be requested by email from Nancy Heatley, SVS PSO, and reviewed by the regional RAC Chair or Committee.

Guidelines and restrictions on use:

  • In order to receive a SVS VQI dataset, your center must already have a subscription to that SVS VQI registry
  • Please review the SVS PSO Data Use Agreement for restrictions and conditions on use.
  • Please see the Product Identification Policy, which may affect your dataset request as there are stringent restrictions on the use of product data in VQI protocols.
  • Medicare-match datasets are available for some datasets on a limited basis – please read the overview and dataset details here before you request these datasets to ensure that the data will benefit your study. The Medicare-match data are provided under a separate Data Use Agreement through Weill Cornell and there is a 3 – 6 month further lead time, once the project is approved.

Click here to see the FAQs for use of the SVS VQI Blinded Datasets.

For any questions related to the use of SVS VQI datasets, please contact Nancy Heatley at nheatley@svspso.org.