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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Validating the GRACE 2.0 Score Derived from Administrative Data to Define Appropriateness of Invasive Care for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Principal Investigator:

Steven Weisbord

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2020 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $56,391
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of invasive care to treat acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in most patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Preliminary unadjusted results from our pilot work indicate that such care is commonly not provided to Veterans with CKD. However, these preliminary findings did not account for the appropriateness of invasive care. To address this gap, we submitted a VA HSR&D Merit Review proposal last year to examine whether invasive care was imp...

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