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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Patterns, Processes, and Outcomes of Kidney and Liver Transplantation in an Era of Enhanced Community Care for Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Steven Weisbord

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $99,387
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: While the VA has provided life-saving organ transplantation to Veterans for decades, critics of the VA Transplant Program claimed that its requirement for Veterans to travel to designated VA Transplant Centers across the nation reduced access to care. The passage of the MISSION Act by Congress in 2018 markedly expanded the number of Veterans eligible to pursue transplantation and post-transplant care in the community. We recently investigated where Veterans dually enrolled in VA and...

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