Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Addressing inappropriate benzodiazepine prescribing among older Veterans|
Donovan T Maust
||Ann Arbor, MI
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||Health Services R&D
|| February 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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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...
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