Patterns and Quality of Buprenorphine Opioid Agonist Treatment in a Large Medicaid Program.

@article{Gordon2015PatternsAQ,
  title={Patterns and Quality of Buprenorphine Opioid Agonist Treatment in a Large Medicaid Program.},
  author={Adam J. Gordon and Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic and Gerald T Cochran and Walid F Gellad and Terri Cathers and David Kelley and Julie M Donohue},
  journal={Journal of addiction medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          470-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Use of buprenorphine - an effective treatment for opioid use disorders (OUDs) - has increased rapidly in recent years and is often financed by Medicaid. We investigated predictors of buprenorphine treatment, patterns of care, and quality of care in a large state Medicaid program. METHODS Data from Pennsylvania Medicaid from 2007 to 2012 provided information regarding diagnoses, demographic characteristics, enrollment, and use of inpatient and outpatient services, and prescription… CONTINUE READING
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