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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Patient-centered, System-based Approach to Improve Informed Dialysis Choice and Outcomes in Veterans with CKD
Principal Investigator:

Ashutosh M Shukla

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $298,701
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: CKD is the 4th most common diagnosis among Veterans. Each year 13,000 Veterans transition to ESRD. VHA supports over 52,000 ESRD Veterans on dialysis. The care of CKD costs VHA over $18 billion dollars annually. Transition care of these Veterans is uncoordinated and suboptimal as most receive their pre- ESRD care within VHA but over 90% are outsourced for their dialysis, on fee-basis. Thus, the majority of Veterans progressing to ESRD have limited awareness of CKD and its management...

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