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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Investigating Multi-Level Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Quality of End-of-Life Care for Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Ann Kutney Lee

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $121,257
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Racial/ethnic disparities are well-documented in the VA healthcare system, however, little is known in the area of end-of-life (EOL) care. Our preliminary work suggests the presence of large and significant disparities by race/ethnicity in family perceptions of the quality of care received by the Veteran and family at EOL, despite equal use of hospice and palliative care services. These findings illuminate the need to identify other care processes as well as organizational features o...

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