Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Drug Reduction in Older Patients: The DROP Trial|
|Congressional District Code:
||Health Services R&D
|| December 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Anticipated Impact on Veterans Healthcare: Polypharmacy, defined in published studies as more than five medications, and hyperpolypharmacy, defined as more than 10 medications, are both common in older patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Several recent studies demonstrate the prevalence and potential inappropriateness of polypharmacy among older patients in both VA and non-VA healthcare settings. Other studies have shown that polypharmacy can lead to multiple harmful outcom...
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