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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Critical Care for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure: A Mixed-Methods Study
Principal Investigator:

Kelly C Vranas

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $291,956
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Critical care is one of the most resource-intensive and costly components of hospital care. Substantial variability exists across VA hospitals in the use of critical care for patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), suggesting a knowledge gap about when and how to best use the intensive care unit (ICU). Furthermore, overuse of the ICU for patients who do not need critical care contributes to rising healthcare costs and may cause harm. Significance: First, this proposal will hel...

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