ED Nurse Screening, Clinician Prompts Improve OUD Treatment

Healthcare Innovation featured the Warm Handoff project.

“Our findings indicate that the screening and prompts help clinicians to recognize patients and increasingly initiate important care for them,” says Maggie Lowenstein.

“There is a huge group now eligible to prescribe buprenorphine, which could really expand access to treatment,” Lowenstein said. “But that only happens if people actually recognize and treat opioid use disorder. That’s where our findings come in.”

Visit the Warm Handoff project page for more details.