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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development and Validation of 10-Year Life Expectancy Calculators to Individualize Veterans’ Prevention Decisions
Principal Investigator:

Sei J Lee

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $107,905
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Ignoring life expectancy can lead to poor clinical decisions. Healthy older adults who could benefit from screening have low screening rates. Older adults with dementia or metastatic cancer are screened for slow- growing cancers that are unlikely to cause symptoms but may lead to distress from false-positive results, invasive work-ups and treatments. Life expectancy calculators offer the possibility of moving beyond arbitrary age-based cutoffs to more rational life expectancy based decision-maki...

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