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Fig. 2 | BMC Medical Research Methodology

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From: Veterans Affairs patient database (VAPD 2014–2017): building nationwide granular data for clinical discovery

Fig. 2

Hypothetical timeline of a patient and data structure. We present a hypothetical patient timeline for a patient with multiple transfers. The patient is admitted to the VA Battle Creek MICU, and transfers to the VA Ann Arbor MICU. Later, they transfer to the VA Ann Arbor ward before ultimately moving to the VA Ann Arbor Community Living Center. In the table, we illustrate how this hypothetical patient timeline would appear in the VAPD

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