Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01HX002340-01A1
Title: Addressing inappropriate benzodiazepine prescribing among older Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Donovan T Maust

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2018 - January 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $212,675
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,085,829
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
Go To NIH RePORTER


Excerpt:

Background: Benzodiazepine (BZD) use is a significant and persistent concern among older Veterans given the association of BZDs with adverse outcomes including falls, fractures, motor vehicle accidents, impaired cognition, increased risk of dementia, and mortality. In FY2015, over 82,000 Veterans ≥75 years of age were prescribed a BZD despite abundant evidence of harms from both acute and chronic use and recommendations from professional organizations to limit use. Beginning in FY2013, the VA's...



Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.