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Barriers Rural Physicians Face Prescribing Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Description
Examines the barriers rural physicians who hold Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) waivers to prescribe buprenorphine face. Seeks to explain why some rural physicians who hold a DEA waiver choose not to prescribe buprenorphine, or treat a fewer number of patients than their waiver allows. Data was collected through a 2016 survey of all rurally located physicians with DEA waivers.
Author(s)
C. Holly A. Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Eric H. Larson
Location
Annals of Family Medicine, 15(4), 359-362
Date
07/2017
Type
Document
Tagged as
Access · Physicians · Statistics and data · Substance abuse