Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Development and pilot testing of LIMIT: a multicomponent tool to support opioid tapering|
William C Becker
||West Haven, CT
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||Health Services R&D
|| December 2018 -
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The number of veterans receiving opioids from VHA providers increased from 651,000 in 2001 to 1,101,346 in 2013, with a substantial proportion receiving long-term opioid therapy (LTOT). Rising concerns regarding modest or absent benefit with LTOT as well as significant short- and long-term side effects have resulted in widespread efforts to curtail the use of opioids in the VHA. However, resources to support veterans who wish to taper are inadequate. Primary care, where most LTOT in VHA is presc...
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