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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Utilization and Health Outcomes for Veterans with Expanded Health Care Access
Principal Investigator:

Todd H. Wagner

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $312,592
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Improving access to high-quality care is a top priority for VHA. However, access is difficult to measure, especially in the ever-changing U.S. health care landscape. VHA currently focuses on perceived satisfaction measured from survey questions, or wait times measured with administrative data. The wait time metric has received considerable focus in both the Choice and MISSION Acts, yet experts recognize that wait times are imperfect; they are not only challenging to interpret, but th...

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