The Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a plan to conduct a survey of veterans’ health and well-being to capture novel predictors of hospital admission and identify clusters of complex patients based on survey- and claims-based covariates. The proposed patient survey will measure a broad range of self-reported patient factors, including sleep problems, that increase veterans’ risk for being admitted to a hospital.
The VA is requesting approval to conduct this survey to a nationally representative sample of 10,000 patients who obtain primary care from the VA. The project also may identify patient-reported outcomes that can be effectively integrated into routine VA clinical practice, as the VA begins to explore inclusion of patient-reported outcomes into the VA electronic health record.
The deadline to submit comments is May 26, 2017. Members interested in offering comments can submit them through www.Regulations.gov; by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503; or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW” in any correspondence.