Methadone Prescribing by Addiction Specialists Likely to Leave Communities Without Available Methadone Treatment
Examines two policy proposals for expanding access to methadone treatment for opioid use disorder. Highlights the impact on availability in rural areas. Discusses the role of mental health professional shortage areas and Federally Qualified Health Centers in each proposal.
Paul J. Joudrey, Dylan Halpern, Qinyun Lin, et al
Health Affairs Scholar, 1(5)
Access · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health workforce shortage designations · Illicit drug use · Policy · Prescription drug misuse · Statistics and data