8-1 Short Paper: Grant Proposals
The details of the selected grant are grant number “F32 HS27286-02” and the title “improving rural cancer care delivery”. The primary investigator s name is Izumi Okado. The grant is a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and funded by the State of Hawaii. The grant award is $68,562, and the project began on 7/9/2020 and is expected to end on 7/8/2022.
The goals of the project include comparing how rural and urban cancer patients perceive care coordination and examining the relationship between the perception of care coordination of rural cancer patients and the specific care delivery outcomes, i.e., the time from the initial symptoms to diagnosis and time from diagnosis to the initiation of treatment. The project aims to improve the delivery of rural cancer care; therefore, the first goal is measurable and realistic as it will allow the primary investigator to determine the differences in the perceptions of rural and urban cancer patients about care coordination and determine areas that need to be improved to enhance care rural cancer care coordination. Besides, the second goal is also measurable and realistic as it will allow the primary investigator to determine how rural cancer patients care coordination perception relates to specific care delivery outcomes and how the coordination of cancer care impacts care delivery outcomes. These goals are realistic as they will guide care coordination processes that disproportionately affect rural cancer patients and how to enhance the delivery of rural cancer care.
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