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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Pain Management in End-Stage Renal Disease Among Veterans (OPERA-Vets):Balancing Benefits and Harms of Opioids
Principal Investigator:

Melissa Wachterman

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $109,317
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Over the past decade, VA has implemented opioid policies, most notably the 2013 Opioid Safety Initiative, designed to address the burgeoning opioid crisis. As the pendulum has swung away from opioid prescribing, it is possible that some patients with serious illness may have experienced unintended consequences, including uncontrolled pain, even while others may have avoided potential complications of opioid use. This project examines the potential impact of these policies on Veterans...

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