Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Outcomes for patients receiving telemedicine-delivered medication-based treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A retrospective chart review

Weintraub, E., Greenblatt, A. D., Chang, J., Welsh, C. J., Berthiaume, A. P., Goodwin, S. R., Arnold, R., Himelhoch, S. S., Bennett, M. E., Belcher, A. M.

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Peer Review Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article evaluates a partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore – an urban academic treatment center – and multiple rural behavioral health treatment centers to provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals with opioid use disorder via videoconference. Retention rates and toxicology results for patients who received MAT via videoconference were comparable to those receiving face-to-face treatment. It should be noted that data for this study were collected prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Rural Areas, People With Substance Use Disorders

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