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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Models of Primary Osteoporosis Screening in Male Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Cathleen S. Colon-Emeric

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2019 - July 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $290,938
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Current VA Undersecretary Guidelines recommend primary osteoporosis screening for at-risk men to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and cost associated with osteoporotic fractures. However, our recent work in a national Veterans Health Administration cohort of over 4,000,000 men demonstrated that primary osteoporosis screening as it is currently operationalized does not benefit most older Veterans due to inefficient targeting and low subsequent treatment and adherence rates. The overall objective...

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