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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Use and costs of low-value health services by Veterans in VA and non-VA settings
Principal Investigator:

Carolyn Thorpe

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $435,042
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Overuse of health services whose immediate or downstream costs or harms exceed their benefits (i.e., low-value health services) is a major driver of healthcare costs in the United States. Comprehensive measures of low-value service use have been applied to identify low-value services with the highest utilization and costs in non-VA populations, but less is known about which low-value services are most frequently used and costly in Veterans managed in the Veterans Health Administratio...

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