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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Extended study of a long-term opioid therapy cohort: trajectories in pain care and patient-centered outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Erin E Krebs

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $237,596
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: In response to evidence of serious harms and modest benefits associated with long-term opioid therapy (LTOT), 2016 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 2017 guidelines from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) recommend limiting the frequency, intensity, and duration of opioid prescribing. For patients on LTOT, these guidelines recommend tapering to reduced doses or discontinuation if benefits do not clearly outwe...

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