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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A multi-modal, physician-centered intervention to improve guideline-concordant prostate cancer imaging
Principal Investigator:

Danil V Makarov

Location: New York, NY
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $272,776
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Almost half of Veterans with localized prostate cancer (the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among US men) receive inappropriate, wasteful imaging. The VHA Blueprint for Excellence prioritizes increasing operational effectiveness. Prior studies seeking to limit inappropriate imaging did not assess barriers and achieved mixed results. Our team has explored the causes of guideline-discordant prostate cancer imaging and found that 1) patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer hav...

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