Barriers Rural Physicians Face Prescribing Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
Annals of Family Medicine, 15(4):359-362.
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.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Holly Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Eric Larson