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Linking Women's Health Initiative Data to CMS Data

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The Women's Health Initiative is a study of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Participant data from the NHLBI Women's Health Initiative cohort is linked to Medicare data to allow researchers to identify clinical outcomes and to investigate the utilization and costs of medical services within the Medicare Program. Investigators are in negotiations with CMS to find the best way to share the data with qualified researchers.

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