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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Assessing Bone Health after SCI: Establishing Evidence for a Clinical Protocol
Principal Investigator:

Beatrice J. Kiratli

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $55,166
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest single provider of heath care to individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. For 2016, Paralyzed Veterans of America estimates that 43,000 veterans with SCI received care from VHA. The annual cost of that care is substantial. In 2015, the total costs during the first year following an SCI ranged from $520K to $1.1M; recurring costs ranged from $69K to $185K per patient per year. Lifetime costs also continue to increase a...

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