Women Veterans Health Care
Sourcebook Volume 4: Women Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration
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Like Sourcebook Volumes 1, 2, and 3, the Sourcebook Volume 4 describes sociodemographic characteristics, health care utilization patterns, and medical conditions of women Veteran patients in VHA. However, Sourcebook Volume 4 includes more recent data and, for the first time, portrays longitudinal trends across a 16-year time horizon, focusing on cohorts of women Veterans using VHA at four Fiscal Year (FY) timepoints: FY00, FY05, FY10, and FY15. Sourcebook Volume 4 also provides information about cross-facility variability in the number of women Veteran patients over time. It examines women Veterans overall and by age group and compares women to men. Sourcebook Volume 4 thus provides a view of how the population of women Veterans using VHA has been evolving across a 16-year period coinciding with rapid VHA women's health care delivery system advances, and points to directions for readying the system for future expansion of the number of women Veterans using VHA.