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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Attrition of Women Veterans New to VHA in the Community Care Era
Principal Investigator:

Susan M. Frayne

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2019 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $317,941
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) outsources care through its Community Care (CC) program, a top VA priority. With the 2014 passage of the Veterans Choice Act came rapid expansion of CC. While expanded CC is meant to enhance choice and access, emerging evidence raises concerns about how VA patients experience it. Early CC implementation has been challenging, e.g., with limited availability of CC providers and fragmented care coordination between VA and CC providers. Pat...

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