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An evaluation of opioid use disorder (OUD) as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria.
• The use of buprenorphine in the process of induction, its efficacy for the management of OUD, and barriers to its initiation.
• Outcomes of the initiation of office-based buprenorphine treatment are compared to emergency departmentinitiated buprenorphine treatment for the management of OUD.
• Results revealed that buprenorphine is effective in treating OUD when appropriate induction and maintenance doses are implemented. However, there continue to be barriers in prescribing that have limited access to the medication.
• Office-based buprenorphine treatment of OUD shows decreased engagement in treatment in the first 30 days. • Emergency department-initiated buprenorphine treatment reveals increased participation in treatment within the first 30 and 60 days, a decrease in opioid use, and a decrease in adverse opioid-related events.
• The treatment outcome data reveals that at the 6- and 12- month time frames, retention in buprenorphine therapy is essentially the same when comparing both treatment modalities.
Physician Assistant Studies
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Opioid use disorder (OUD), Buprenorphine Therapy, Overdose, e Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
Medicine and Health Sciences
Voss, Dustin, "Early Intervention: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder with Emergency Department Initiated Buprenorphine Therapy" (2020). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 239.