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Health Services Research for Opioid Use Disorders

  1. Content type: Research article

    Although opioid agonist therapy is effective in treating opioid use disorders (OUD), retention in opioid agonist therapy is suboptimal, in part, due to quality of care issues. Therefore, we sought to describe ...

    Authors: Laura Beamish, Zach Sagorin, Cole Stanley, Krista English, Rana Garelnabi, Danielle Cousineau, Rolando Barrios and Jan Klimas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:663

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  2. Content type: Research article

    As the effect of opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on overdose mortality varies both between and within countries, treatment programs need to be evaluated in different treatment settings and over time within ...

    Authors: Anne Bukten, Marianne Riksheim Stavseth and Thomas Clasuen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:553

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Contingency management (CM) is one of the only behavioral interventions shown to be effective for the treatment of opioid use disorders when delivered alone and in combination with pharmacotherapy. Despite ext...

    Authors: Sara J. Becker, Kelli Scott, Cara M. Murphy, Melissa Pielech, Samantha A. Moul, Kimberly R. Yap and Bryan R. Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:466

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Mortality rates and causes of death among individuals in opioid agonist treatment (OAT) vary according to several factors such as geographical region, age, gender, subpopulations, drug culture and OAT status. ...

    Authors: Anne Berit Bech, Thomas Clausen, Helge Waal, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Ivar Skeie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:440

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Given its role in treating musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation medicine may be an important factor in decreasing the use of opioids among injured workers. The primary objective was to determine if incre...

    Authors: Alyson K. Kwok, Nathan N. O’Hara, Andrew N. Pollak, Lyndsay M. O’Hara, Alexandra Herman, Christopher J. Welsh and Gerard P. Slobogean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:32

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  6. Content type: Research article

    State policy approaches designed to provide opioid treatment options have received significant attention in addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States. In particular, expanded availability of naloxone...

    Authors: Janice Blanchard, Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, Kimberly W. McDermott and Kevin C. Heslin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:971

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ‘perfect’ journey through an Irish Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programme (MMTP) would have a client engage appropriately with all relevant services available to them, inclusive of psychiatry, counselli...

    Authors: Lisa Moran, Eamon Keenan and Khalifa Elmusharaf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:911

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Access to integrated services for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders is a long-standing public health issue. Receiving integrated treatment services are both more effective...

    Authors: James H. Ford II, Eric L Osborne, Mehret T. Assefa, Amy M McIlvaine, Ahney M King, Kevin Campbell and Mark P McGovern

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:431

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Systematic implementation of guidelines for opioid therapy management in chronic non-cancer pain can reduce opioid-related harms. However, implementation of guideline-recommended practices in routine care is s...

    Authors: Aleksandra E. Zgierska, Regina M. Vidaver, Paul Smith, Mary W. Ales, Kate Nisbet, Deanne Boss, Wen-Jan Tuan and David L. Hahn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:415

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