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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Identifying Value-Driven Approaches to Strengthening the VA Physician Workforce
Principal Investigator:

Edwin S Wong

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $262,688
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Primary care physician (PCP) shortages are a significant and growing problem confronting the US healthcare system. An overall shortage of up to 53,000 PCPs is projected in the US by 2025, due in part to increased demand for primary care services because of an aging population, growing disease burden and a declining interest in primary care careers among medical residents. A shortage of PCPs in VA has recently come under increased focus due to the emphasis on improving Veterans’ acces...

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