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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Palliative Measurement Application with Computer-Assisted-Abstraction Study
Principal Investigator:

Karl A. Lorenz

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $450,195
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: VA needs to incorporate the Veteran and family voice in measuring performance, and it may improve care to involve Veterans and families more deeply in improvement. This is especially true for palliative and end of life care, given the 30% of lifetime Medicare costs in the last year of life, and the divergent perspectives that Americans have expressed regarding end of life care. We have identified major gaps in VA performance, but work is needed to prioritize indicators from the Veter...

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