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2022 Jun

Drug Alcohol Depend Rep


Social determinants of health and emergency department utilization among adults receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.


Radic M, Parlier-Ahmad A B, Wills B, Martin CE
Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2022 Jun; 3.
PMID: 35783992.


Individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) use the emergency department (ED) at high rates. Medication treatment for OUD (MOUD) is associated with reduced ED utilization. However, individuals receiving MOUD still utilize ED services at higher rates than the general population. The objective of this study is to compare the psychosocial and clinical characteristics of those who do and do not utilize ED services based on the Healthy People 2030 framework regarding social determinants of health (SDoH) among a sample of individuals receiving MOUD.