Racial Differences in the Use of VA Health Services

Published: 2015
Project ID: UM15-Q2


The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) has recently added extensive new content addressing the use of Veteran’s Administration (VA) health services.  This new content will allow us to examine a wide range of determinants of such use, and racial differences in the impact of these determinants, including economic and attitudinal factors.  This project’s research questions will include: Is there a racial difference in the use of VA health services?  What economic, health, social, or attitudinal factors influence each use?  Do these factors explain the racial differences observed?