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Geographic Disparities Affect Access to Buprenorphine Services for Opioid Use Disorder

Description
Results of a national study to determine the patient capacity of healthcare providers who received waivers to prescribe buprenorphine and the extent to which they were located in rural or urban areas with high rates of opioid abuse. Features county-level maps showing rates of patient capacity and counties with high need for treatment services, as of 2018.
Author(s)
Christi A. Grimm
Date
01/2020
Type
Document
Organization
Office of Inspector General (HHS)
Tagged as
Access · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Specialty care · Statistics and data

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