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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Drug Reduction in Older Patients: The DROP Trial
Principal Investigator:

Amanda Mixon

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $462,680
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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