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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life in CHF and COPD
Principal Investigator:

David Bekelman

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2016 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) together affect up to 25% of Veterans. Despite disease-specific medical care for CHF and COPD, Veterans with either illness are often left with poor quality of life (i.e., burdensome symptoms, impaired function). Quality of life is reduced for similar reasons in both illnesses, particularly from the burden of significant residual symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatig...

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