Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Expanding access to opioid use disorder treatment with buprenorphine in rural primary care settings|
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||Health Services R&D
|| July 2020 -
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Background: Opioid use disorder (OUD) affects a significant number of VA patients, and has serious consequences, including overdose and death. While medication is recognized as the most effective treatment for OUD, it remains under-utilized within VA. This is particularly true for rural patients, who are 37% less likely to receive a medication for OUD than Veterans residing in urban areas. Addressing the rural disparity in access to medication has become increasingly important as rural areas hav...
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