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Table 6 Source of Death Dates in the Combined Data

From: Accuracy and completeness of mortality data in the Department of Veterans Affairs

  Source*
  BIRLS-DF MSID MVS SSA-DMF
A. Death dates found in source 229 35 246 272
B. Death dates from source used in combined data 221 35 241 265
C. Death dates found only in source 7 2 5 13
D. % found only in source (C/A) 3.1% 5.7% 2.0% 4.8%
E. % of all dates in combined data found only in source (C/292) 2.4% 0.7% 1.7% 4.5%
  1. * BIRLS-DF indicates the Beneficiary Identification and Resource Locator Subsystem Death File; MSID, the VHA Medical SAS Inpatient Datasets; MVS, Medicare Vital Status; SSA-DMF, the Social Security Administration Death Master File.