Opioid dependence: positive long-term outcomes with ED buprenorphine continued in primary care

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Takeaway

  • For opioid dependence, emergency department (ED)-initiated buprenorphine (Suboxone) with continuation in primary care (the intervention) was associated with increased engagement in addiction treatment and lower illicit opioid use at 2 mo post-discharge, but not at 6 and 12 mo.

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