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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development and pilot testing of LIMIT: a multicomponent tool to support opioid tapering
Principal Investigator:

William C Becker

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $383,834
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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