SVS VQI Medicare matched blinded datasets
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.
data analysis & research
SVS VQI physicians may request de-identified datasets from each SVS VQI 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 Advisory Council in the other months.
If investigators receive approval for their projects, the investigators then use the dataset(s) to support presentations and publications, based on SVS VQI data. This Search function is designed to assist investigators before submitting new dataset requests to the National Research Advisory Committee (RAC). In particular, the Search results will provide past Project ID, Submission Period, Date Range, Project Title, PI and Research Question.
SVS VQI vision
The SVS VQI Vascular Implant Surveillance and Interventional Outcomes Network (VISION) is a partnership between the SVS VQI and MDEpiNet that directly supports the mission of the SVS VQI to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness and cost of vascular healthcare by collecting and exchanging information. VISION links SVS VQI registry data to Medicare claims to generate novel registry-claims linked datasets. The datasets combine the clinical detail from the SVS VQI with long-term outcome variables derived from Medicare claims. VISION data is used to generate center-specific feedback reports called, Survival, Reintervention and Surveillance (SRS) and to analyze device performance and long-term outcomes of vascular surgical techniques. Use of the data is governed by a Data Use Agreement (DUA) between Weill Cornell Medical College and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
svs PSO Data Analysis Guidelines
In order to ensure protection of de-identified datasets and fair access for members, investigators should familiarize themselves with the SVS PSO guidelines and policies on use, listed below.
RAc approved project search
This RAC Approved Search function is designed to assist investigators before submitting new dataset requests to the National Research Advisory Committee (RAC). In particular, the Search results will provide past Project ID, Submission Period, Date Range, Project Title, PI and Research Question.