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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Measuring the Value of Improving Access to Community Care
Principal Investigator:

Edwin S Wong

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2019 - May 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $203,599
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Providing timely access to health care has been a long-standing VA goal that has been re- emphasized by the Commission on Care. To improve access to care, VA implemented the Veterans Choice Program in August 2014, which provides eligible Veterans the option of receiving care from community providers paid for by VA. Currently, there is a substantial gap in scientific evidence on the effect of the Choice Program and other VA community care programs, particularly in regards to the degre...

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