UMass Chan Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

ACMT Position Statement: Allow Optimal Treatment for Healthcare Professionals with Opioid Use Disorder

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine

Publication Date

2022-01-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health and Medical Administration | Medical Toxicology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

The prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) in healthcare professionals (HCP) is similar to that of the general population. Identification and treatment of OUD in HCPs is a public health and patient safety issue because HCP behavior impacts patient care. A person with OUD and active substance use may be impaired, that is, unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety due to illness. However, when OUD is treated effectively, impairment may be resolved even though the diagnosis of OUD remains.

Keywords

Buprenorphine, Health care professionals, Impairment, Opioid use disorder, Physicians

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s13181-021-00861-4

Source

Marino RT, Spyres M, Wiegand TJ, Babu KM, Stolbach A. ACMT Position Statement: Allow Optimal Treatment for Healthcare Professionals with Opioid Use Disorder. J Med Toxicol. 2022 Jan;18(1):71-73. doi: 10.1007/s13181-021-00861-4. Epub 2021 Oct 25. PMID: 34697778. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology

PubMed ID

34697778

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