2018 Individual Seed Projects
Improving Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Detection and Screening
The goal of our, “Improving Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Detection and Screening” study is to model the cost-effectiveness of an AAA early detection screening program initiated in 2007. Specifically, the VA Healthcare System started an initiative to screen all eligible patients for AAAs with a screening ultrasound. We have the opportunity to evaluate the effects of this screening program on cost and outcomes ~10 years pre- and post-screening to develop an early detection model.