Factors Include Prescribing by NPs and PAs
From the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Highlights:
• The number of buprenorphine prescriptions dispensed increase 9.1% from from 2017 to 2018.
• Buprenorphine prescribing by nurse practitioners and physician assistants increased the most.
• Recent legislative and regulatory efforts may have played a role in increased buprenorphine dispensing.
The objectives of this study are to examine national- and county-level buprenorphine prescription dispensing, patterns by patient demographics and clinician specialty, and county-level characteristics associated with buprenorphine dispensing.
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