Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Increases Patient Access

BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (08/31) – Clinicians at Boston Medical Center (BMC) showed that expanding the number of sites offering office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine (OBOT B) utilizing addiction nurse care managers, trainings and technical support resulted in more physicians becoming waivered to prescribe buprenorphine and more patients accessing treatment at sites across Massachusetts. This model, highlighted online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, demonstrates the efficacy of this medication-assisted treatment modality as a sustainable way to treat greater numbers of patients with opioid use disorders in a primary care setting at community health centers (CHC). Read more

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