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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Applying Positive Deviance Methods to Harness Optimal Practices for Effective Pain Management in Community Living Centers
Principal Investigator:

Camilla B Pimentel

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $44,075
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Unrelieved pain is highly prevalent and devastating for Veterans in VA’s 134 Community Living Centers (CLCs). Imminent removal of pain as one of the CLC quality measures offers an opportunity, per VA’s Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC), to develop new, risk-adjusted measures that more accurately characterize CLC pain management. These measures can identify CLCs successful at pain management while minimizing biased underestimates for CLCs with the sickest residents. Then, b...

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