Tracking the Geographic Distribution and Growth of Clinicians with a DEA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Date
03/2021
Journal
Journal of Rural Health
Description

The increase in clinicians who can prescribe buprenorphine improves access to treatment for opioid use disorder. Small remote rural communities continue to experience access challenges. 63.1% of all rural counties had at least one clinician with a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver, but more than half of small remote rural counties did not.

Center
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Holly Andrilla, Davis Patterson