Follow-Up after ED Visits for Opioid Use Disorder: Do They Reduce Future Overdoses?


Follow-up visits within 7 days of an emergency department (ED) visit related to opioid use disorder (OUD) is a key measure of treatment quality, but we know little about its protective effect on future opioid-related overdoses. The objective of this article is to examine the rate of 7-day follow-up after an OUD-related ED visit and the association with future overdoses.

Senior Policy Analyst Shamis Mohamoud was part of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) team of authors of this article published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

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