Disparities associated with buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid use disorder

This study used national survey data to estimate buprenorphine prescription rates to treat opioid use disorder by race/ethnicity and by payment type for office visits, which is how most patients with buprenorphine prescriptions get care. Researchers report buprenorphine office visits increased from 0.04% to 0.36% of ambulatory visits from 2004-2015 and that represented about 13.4 million visits from 2012-2015.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org