Policymakers need to remove 3 obstacles to treat opioid addiction, say emergency physicians
from Fierce Healthcare
Emergency physicians see their share of patients who end up in trouble because of opioid use. But those doctors say there are obstacles to providing patients optimal care in the emergency department. To better treat patients for opioid use disorder, the American College of Emergency Physicians urged policymakers to take three specific steps that would remove obstacles to care. The national medical society that represents emergency medicine physicians spoke out as the Department of Health and Human Services compiles a report to Congress on treating opioid use disorder.
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