Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Screen to Evaluate and Treat (Opioid-SET)|
||Palo Alto, CA
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||Health Services R&D
|| September 2020 -
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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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