Use of Telehealth for OUD Services Associated with Reduced Overdose Risk

The expansion of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with individuals staying in treatment longer and reducing their risk of overdose, according to a new study from the CDC, NIDA, NIH, and CMS. The analysis examined the receipt of telehealth services, medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and experiencing a medically treated overdose among individuals with OUD starting a new episode of care prior to the pandemic compared to those during the pandemic. Cont.

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