At its January 28, 2020 meeting, the Board approved $12.2 million to fund four studies comparing the most effective ways to treat a range of health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the healthcare system.
Two studies focus on older populations. One study, at Duke University, will compare the benefits of two hearing aids versus a single hearing aid for people over 50 diagnosed with mild to moderate hearing loss. The second study, at University of South Florida, will test peer support and transitional care to reduce unplanned readmissions for racial and ethnic minority adults over age 60 diagnosed with chronic illness. In addition, a University of California, Davis project will test strategies to improve pediatric trauma care, while a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study will compare strategies for reducing readmissions for individuals with sepsis or pneumonia. The Board also approved an extension of a PCORnet® Coordinating Center. (Read more)
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