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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Screen to Evaluate and Treat (Opioid-SET)
Principal Investigator:

Christine Timko

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2020 - August 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $247,566
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Despite high numbers of VHA patients (>300,000) receiving long-term opioid therapy (LTOT), evidence of its harms is growing (e.g., inadequate pain control, side effects, overdoses). Although VA/DoD Guidelines recommend frequent, multi-component monitoring of LTOT patients, monitoring is under-utilized because it does not fit with primary care’s workflow. In addition, rates of opioid discontinuation are increasing, even though discontinuation is often harmful (e.g., more use of street...

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