Journal article

Determinants of selection into buprenorphine/naloxone among people initiating opioid agonist treatment in British Columbia.

F Homayra, N Hongdilokkul, M Piske, LA Pearce, H Zhou, JE Min, E Krebs, B Nosyk

Drug Alcohol Depend | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies assessing the comparative effectiveness of methadone versus buprenorphine/naloxone for opioid use disorder in real-world settings are rare - challenged by structural differences in delivery across settings and factors influencing treatment selection. We identified determinants of selection into buprenorphine/naloxone and quantified contributions of individual and provider-level covariates in a setting delivering both medications within the same healthcare settings. METHODS: Utilizing linked health administrative datasets, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of people with opioid use disorder (PWOUD) receiving opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in British Columbia, Canad..

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