The effect of telephonic patient support on treatment for opioid dependence: outcomes at one year follow-up.

@article{Ruetsch2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of telephonic patient support on treatment for opioid dependence: outcomes at one year follow-up.},
  author={Charles Ruetsch and Joseph Tkacz and Tracy L. McPherson and John C Cacciola},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={686-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study examined the impact of a telephonic patient support program known as HereToHelp™ (HTH) on compliance and treatment outcomes among opioid dependent (OD) patients new to buprenorphine treatment (BUP). METHOD A total of 1426 OD patients new to BUP were randomized to receive BUP alone (standard care) or BUP plus the HTH patient support program. All patients completed the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) at the time of enrollment, and at 12months post-enrollment… CONTINUE READING
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