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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Access to Sleep Apnea Care: A Pragmatic Study of New Consultation Models
Principal Investigator:

Kathleen Sarmiento

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $68,782
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders among U.S. military Veterans. Unfortunately, most VA sleep programs have not been able to keep up with Veterans’ ever-increasing demand for OSA assessment and treatment. Project Objectives: The objective of this proposal is to compare a health care delivery model, Direct Referral for Apnea Monitoring (DREAM), with initial in-person (IP) encounters for Veterans at risk for OSA. The central hypothesis of th...

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