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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Reducing Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing for Older Patients: Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED)
Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth C. Vaughan

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $284,144
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Older Veterans are a vulnerable population at high risk of medication adverse drug events (ADE) especially when they are discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). More than half of older adults discharged from the ED leave with a new prescription medication. Multiple studies show that between 5.6%-13% of prescriptions written for older adults at ED discharge represent a potentially inappropriate medication (PIM). Prescribing new medications for older Veterans outside the setting of primary...

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