A new AHRQ report, Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan examines factors that may limit access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural primary care settings. Three innovative models of care, including the Vermont Hub and Spoke model, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) from New Mexico, and the Office-Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine (OBOT-B) Collaborative Care Model from Massachusetts, may help overcome a number of the challenges faced when implementing MAT services in rural primary care. Peer-reviewed articles and grey literature on implementing MAT for OUD were examined. The report also includes links and descriptions to nearly 250 tools and resources to support the delivery of MAT in rural primary care settings. Visit AHRQ’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care to download the report.
Other AHRQ Related Opioid Use Disorder Research
- Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation's Opioids Crisis
- New AHRQ Report Shows Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid
- Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data
- Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings. Technical Brief No. 28