DateMon, Dec 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 01:00 PM
The opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency. Patients with untreated Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have high rates of acute health care utilization, and hospitals take on a significant amount of the financial burden. Hospitals are critical access points and hospitalization is an ideal opportunity to offer patients with OUD access to humanistic and evidence-based treatment. Patients receiving buprenorphine therapy are over 50% less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, and over 40% less likely to be readmitted within 90 days compared to those not receiving buprenorphine therapy. Our panel of national experts will explore avenues hospital institutions can travel to implement programs and processes to address OUD. You can do this!