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Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Primary Care

Description
Policy brief discussing primary care's role in identifying, managing, and treating substance use disorders. Explores state-level options that can be used to strengthen primary care systems such as payment and delivery reform, provider education and training, prescription drug monitoring programs, and medication-assisted treatment. Also examines the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach, and how access barriers may affect SBIRT implementation in rural areas.
Author(s)
Charles Townley, Hannah Dorr
Date
02/2017
Type
Document
Organization
National Academy for State Health Policy
Tagged as
Access · Health workforce education and training · Primary care · Service delivery models · Substance abuse