July 5, 2023
In a recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, researchers found that compared with a regular ambulance, an EMS response with a bupe-equipped ambulance was likely to have greater luck engaging a patient in opioid treatment within 30 days.
“It’s not a solution to the opioid crisis, so I don’t want to overstate anything,” Carroll said. “But when patients take (bupe) … about 30% to 40% make their first and second appointments and are in treatment at about 30 days.”
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