Estimation of the effect of buprenorphine/naloxone dosing in privately insured opioid-dependent patients in the United States
2014 Value in health
Clay, E. | Zah, V. | Aballea, S. | Ruby, J. | Khemiri, A. | Toumi, M. |
United States, opioid dependence, utilization,
Buprenorphine/naloxone (BUP/NAL) combination is a treatment for opioid dependence. The dose of BUP/NAL should be adjusted to a level that suppresses craving and opioid withdrawal symptoms and holds the patient in treatment. The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of BUP/NAL dosing on treatment persistence, resource utilization and health care charges among privately insured patients.