July 19, 2022

Perceptions of Buprenorphine Barriers and Efficacy Among Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Buprenorphine has been shown to be effective for treating opioid use disorder and can be prescribed in an office setting by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have a federal waiver. However, buprenorphine is underutilized nationally, particularly in rural areas.

This article describes the results of an online survey that was distributed to a random national sample of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to assess the perceived efficacy of buprenorphine compared to other similar medications among this population and to uncover barriers to prescription.

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