This study, led by Boston University and VA Boston Healthcare System, finds a large variation in mortality across Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 11.4 million VHA enrollees during 2016 and 2020 were included in the analysis.
Among the findings:
The large variation in mortality across VHA facilities during the pandemic was only partially explained by the local COVID-19 burden, the researchers say. The findings provide a framework for identifying changes in facility-level mortality during a public health emergency.Read More >>