OUD Treatment Success: Perspectives of Physicians and Patients in Primary Care Settings

Opioid abstinence and treatment retention are typically used as measures of success of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. This study sought to identify other important treatment outcomes and patient-centered measures of success. Qualitative, structured interviews were conducted with physicians and patients in 2 family medicine residency programs. The physicians were experienced buprenorphine prescribers. Both patients and physicians identified 5 themes: staying sober, and improvement in physical health, mental health, relationships, and role functioning.

Study details: https://www.journalofsubstanceabusetreatment.com/article/S0740-5472(22)00086-1/fulltext

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