Patient Perspectives Associated with Intended Duration of Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy.

@article{Bentzley2015PatientPA,
  title={Patient Perspectives Associated with Intended Duration of Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy.},
  author={Brandon S Bentzley and Kelly S. Barth and Sudie E Back and Garrett Aronson and Sarah W Book},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2015},
  volume={56},
  pages={48-53}
}
Patients with opioid use disorders frequently discontinue opioid maintenance therapy (OMT) prematurely, reducing retention and possibly limiting the efficacy of OMT. The current study is a cross-sectional survey of patients (N=69) enrolled in buprenorphine maintenance therapy (BMT). We examined patient demographics, BMT characteristics (e.g., dose, time in BMT), and patient perspectives regarding intended duration of BMT. In addition, patients' reasons for continuing or discontinuing BMT were… CONTINUE READING
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