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Health Services Research for Opioid Use Disorders

  1. Opioid overdoses are at an epidemic in the United States causing the deaths of thousands each year. Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is an opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution program...

    Authors: Joan Papp, Mayur Vallabhaneni, Ariel Morales and Jon W. Schrock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:957

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Addiction health service researchers have focused efforts on opioid use disorder (OUD) and strategies to address the emerging public health threats associated with the epidemics of opioid use and opioid overdo...

    Authors: Kim A. Hoffman, Javier Ponce Terashima and Dennis McCarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:884

    Content type: Review

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  3. The CTN-0067 CHOICES trial tests implementation of extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) versus treatment-as-usual (TAU) for opioid use disorders (OUD) in HIV clinics to improve HIV viral suppression. The study...

    Authors: Kim A. Hoffman, Robin Baker, Lynn E. Kunkel, Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Paula J. Lum, Dennis McCarty and P. Todd Korthuis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:862

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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