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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Building a Learning Healthcare System to Understand and Improve Sepsis Outcomes in the VA TeleICU Network
Principal Investigator:

James M Blum

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $88,121
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Sepsis, the body's overwhelming systemic response to infection, strikes more than 1 million patients annually in the United States and is known to impact over 48,000 Veterans every year. Over the past decade, sepsis survival has continued to improve through a better understanding of effective therapies, early intervention, and prophylaxis. This has been seen in the private sector and VA with inpatient mortality dropping from 15% in 2008 to 10% in 2012. However, despite this improveme...

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