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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Veteran Health by Increasing Dental Stewardship of Antibiotics and Opioids
Principal Investigator:

Katie J Suda

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $384,175
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Antibiotics and opioids are the top therapeutic categories prescribed by dentists. Interestingly, factors associ- ated with prescribing behaviors of these medication classes are similar. Our preliminary data on dental pre- scribing demonstrates that 1) high prescribers of opioids are also high prescribers of antibiotics and 2) over- prescribing of antibiotics and opioids is common. However, there is a knowledge gap in our understanding of medication prescribing and overprescribing (for inappropr...

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