Association between trajectories of buprenorphine treatment and emergency department and in-patient utilization.

@article{LoCiganic2016AssociationBT,
  title={Association between trajectories of buprenorphine treatment and emergency department and in-patient utilization.},
  author={Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic and Walid F Gellad and Adam J. Gordon and Gerald T Cochran and Michael A. Zemaitis and Terri Cathers and David Kelley and Julie M. Donohue},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2016},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={
          892-902
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Uncertainty about optimal treatment duration for buprenorphine opioid agonist therapy may lead to substantial variation in provider and payer decision-making regarding treatment course. We aimed to identify distinct trajectories of buprenorphine use and examine outcomes associated with these trajectories to guide health system interventions regarding treatment length. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING US Pennsylvania Medicaid. PATIENTS A total of 10 945… CONTINUE READING
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