Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
How well is opioid agonist therapy managed in primary care?
Bottom Line:
For opioid-dependent patients^ receiving opioid agonist therapy (OAT) in a primary care setting versus a specialized opioid treatment program results in an additional 1 in 6 patients retained in treatment and abstinent from street opioids at 42 weeks. Additionally^ twice as many patients (77% versus 38%) report being very satisfied with their care. All studies had supports and training available to their primary care teams.

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Publication Date: 2018-10-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-10-09 14:56:49