2018 Individual Seed Projects
Male Infertility and the Future Risk of Vascular and CV Disease
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.