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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Understanding and Improving Decision-making in Pneumonia with Informatics
Principal Investigator:

Barbara Ellen Jones

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $269,280
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Introduction: This proposal aims to understand and improve the care of Veterans treated for pneumonia through informatics. Background: Pneumonia is the most common infectious cause of death in the United States, with an estimated 50,000 deaths and $8-10 billion in costs annually.12 Twenty-five thousand Veterans are seen per year in the Emergency Department, and 20,000 are hospitalized.13 Risk adjusted 30-day mortality rates range among VA facilities from 11% to 18%. The resources utilized for pn...

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