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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Expanding access to opioid use disorder treatment with buprenorphine in rural primary care settings
Principal Investigator:

Jessica Wyse

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $166,191
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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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