Cover: Many Clinicians Implement Digital Equity Strategies To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Many Clinicians Implement Digital Equity Strategies To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Published in: Health Affairs, Volume 42, No. 2, pages 182–186 (February 2023). doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2022.00803

Posted on rand.org Feb 22, 2023

by Lori Uscher-Pines, Lauren E. Riedel, Ateev Mehrotra, Sherri Rose, Alisa B. Busch, Haiden A. Huskamp

Drawing upon a longitudinal survey of clinicians who treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), we report changes over time in telemedicine use, clinicians' attitudes, and digital equity strategies. Clinicians reported less use of telemedicine (both video and audio-only) in 2022 than in 2020. In March 2022, 77.0 percent of clinician respondents reported implementing digital equity strategies to help patients overcome barriers to video visits.

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