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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Outcomes among Medical/Surgical Inpatients with Alcohol Use Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Christine Timko

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2017 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $286,032
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


In FY2014, over 57,000 Veterans with diagnosed alcohol use disorders (AUDs) received VHA inpatient medical-surgical services. This likely underrepresents the prevalence of AUDs among Veteran inpatients, because these conditions often go undiagnosed during hospital stays. The high prevalence of AUDs among VHA medical-surgical inpatients is of critical concern because AUDs and medical conditions exacerbate one another, and their co-occurrence increases the use of costly health services. Yet, there...

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