Cost and utilization outcomes of opioid-dependence treatments.

  title={Cost and utilization outcomes of opioid-dependence treatments.},
  author={O. Baser and Mady Chalk and David A Fiellin and David R. Gastfriend},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={17 Suppl 8},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the healthcare costs associated with treatment of opioid-dependence disorder with medications versus no medication, and with the 4 agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective claims database analysis. METHODS Eligible adults with opioid dependence were identified from a large US health plan and the PharMetrics Integrated Database. Data included all medical and pharmacy claims at all available healthcare sites. Case-mix… CONTINUE READING


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