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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Effects of VHA opioid policy on prescribing and patient-centered outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Erin E Krebs

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2015 - April 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $93,015
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background: Chronic pain is an important public health problem and among the most prevalent and disabling of chronic diseases. After two decades of sustained prescribing increases, opioid analgesics are the most commonly prescribed medications for chronic pain; however, evidence for long-term opioid effectiveness is insufficient. Now, an emerging public health epidemic of opioid-related harms-especially abuse and overdose-has triggered a new era in op...

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