Barriers Rural Physicians Face Prescribing Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Date
07/2017
Citation
Annals of Family Medicine, 15(4):359-362.
Description

Opioid use disorder is a serious public health problem. Management with buprenorphine is an effective medication-assisted treatment, but 60.1% of rural counties lack a physician with a Drug Enforcement Agency waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. This national study surveyed all rural physicians who have received a waiver in the United States.

Center
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Holly Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Eric Larson