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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Linking Women's Health Initiative Data to CMS Data

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The Women's Health Initiative was a study of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Participant data from the NHLBI Women's Health Initiative cohort is being 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.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Database

Year the Collaborative Activity Originated:

2008

NIH Participating Institutes/Centers/Office of the Director:

NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAMS, OD

HHS Agency Collaborators on this Activity:

CMS