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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Choosing Wisely: Barriers to De-Implementation, Patterns, and Costs of Low Value Preoperative Testing for Veterans Undergoing Low Risk Procedures
Principal Investigator:

Alexander H. Sox-Harris

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $53,790
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background and Anticipated Impacts on VA Patient Care: Pre-operative testing practices have received considerable scrutiny over the past decade as sensitivity to risks and costs of unnecessary testing have increased. Preoperative tests can only be justified if they reveal actionable data that alters clinical management in a way that improves patient safety and outcomes. A recent Cochrane review of three randomized trials including over 21,000 cataract surgeries concluded that pre- operative test...

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