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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: PAtient-centered mUltidiSciplinary care for vEterans undergoing surgery (PAUSE): a hybrid 1 clinical effectiveness-implementation intervention trial
Principal Investigator:

Shipra Arya

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $65,493
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Frailty is a syndrome of reduced physiologic reserve associated with higher postoperative mortality and adverse outcomes. Our preliminary work shows that institution-wide frailty screening and introducing a “pre-surgical pause” reduces 6-month mortality by threefold. However, a knowledge gap exists in the nature of the intervention and which stakeholders should be involved in the “pre-surgical pause”. Multidisciplinary care models for complex patients are highly effective in oncology...

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