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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Emergency Departments Treating Veteran for Suicide (ED-VeTS)
Principal Investigator:

Angela D Waliski

Location: Little Rock, AR
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2019 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $48,522
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There are an estimated 20.8 million Veterans living in the U.S.1 with just over 9 million enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).2 Although Veterans comprise only 8.5% of the U.S. population, they account for over 20% of suicide deaths.3,4 Of the estimated 20 Veterans who die by suicide each day, about six received VA care.3,4,5 Little is known about the 14 decedents not engaged in VHA care because there is no nationwide mechanism to identify, track, and compare healthcare practice...

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