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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX001830-01A1
Title: Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension
Principal Investigator:

Renda Wiener

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2016 - November 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$815,932
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Both within and outside the VA, inappropriate use of medications is common, affecting approximately 20-25% of Veterans aged 65 years or older. As such, VHA has shown great interest in the American Board of Internal Medicine's Choosing Wisely campaign, which asks medical societies to identify five commonly used tests or treatments in their specialty that provide little benefit to patients, may cause harm, and are costly. One of the Choosing Wisely reco...



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