Opioid addiction treatment disparities could worsen if phone telehealth option ends, study suggests

Opioid addiction treatment disparities could worsen if phone telehealth option ends, study suggests

As the nation ponders the future of temporary pandemic-era telehealth rules, a study suggests that phone calls and video chats may play an important role in leveling the playing field for medication-based treatment for opioid addiction. The study is based on data from more than 17,000 veterans nationwide treated with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder through the Veterans Health Administration. Even though the study suggests telehealth may have helped new and existing patients stay on their treatment, it also reveals telehealth disparities by race, housing status and age.

Continue reading at


Next Article

  • Opioid addiction treatment disparities could worsen if phone telehealth option ends, study suggests

    2022 Health Technology Trends to Watch: Top 10 List

    CADTH’s Horizon Scanning Service identifies new and emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on Canada’s health care system in the next 1 year to 3 years. Through regular …

    Posted Oct 17, 2022

Did you find this useful?

Medigy Innovation Network

Connecting innovation decision makers to authoritative information, institutions, people and insights.

Medigy Logo

The latest News, Insights & Events

Medigy accurately delivers healthcare and technology information, news and insight from around the world.

The best products, services & solutions

Medigy surfaces the world's best crowdsourced health tech offerings with social interactions and peer reviews.


© 2022 Netspective Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Built on Nov 26, 2022 at 5:01am