The MHA report notes that 18% of adults nationally have a mental health condition, and about half of them have a concurrent substance use disorder. Half of those with mental health disorders go without treatment.
A research study shows that patients treated with buprenorphine through induction and maintenance treatment required fewer inpatient hospitalizations after starting treatment, with an 82% reduction in inpatient hospital stays.
A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience.
A new brief from the Urban Institute shows that Medicaid programs nationwide have seen increases in buprenorphine prescriptions since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, but trends are higher in expansion states.