Feb 1, 2020
Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Arthur Robin Williams,
M.D., M.B.E., and Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., about their research
on adverse health outcomes following
discontinuation of buprenorphine among Medicaid beneficiaries
who were retained for variable periods beyond 6 months.
- How buprenorphine helps patients, and factors affecting the use
of this medication [2:50]
- Are there any quality measures for buprenorphine or for the
treatment of opioid use disorder more generally? [7:48]
- What the authors aimed to achieve in the study [10:59]
- How the authors determined what methods to use in the study
- Main findings with regard to adverse health outcomes after
patients discontinued buprenorphine [16:22]
- Implications of the results [19:01]
- What further studies should explore with regard to treatment
for opioid use disorder [21:50]
- Takeaways for researchers, clinicians, and other mental health
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