Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use

Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan, a new AHRQ report, examines factors that may limit access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in rural primary care settings.

Three innovative models of care, including the Vermont Hub and Spoke model, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) from New Mexico, and the Office-Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine Collaborative Care Model from Massachusetts, may help overcome a number of the challenges faced when implementing MAT services in rural primary care. Peer-reviewed articles and grey literature on implementing MAT for opioid use disorder were examined.

The report also includes links and descriptions to nearly 250 tools and resources to support the delivery of MAT in rural primary care settings.

Visit AHRQ's Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care to download the report.

Page last reviewed October 2017
Page originally created October 2017
Internet Citation: Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use. Content last reviewed October 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/implementing-mat-opioid-use.html