Projected Contributions of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants to Buprenorphine Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas
Medical Care Research and Review
This study projected the potential increase in medication assisted treatment availability for opioid use disorder (OUD) provided by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) for rural patients under the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which allows NPs and PAs to obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for OUD.
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
C. Holly Andrilla, Davis Patterson, Tessa Moore, Cynthia Coulthard, Eric Larson