When EDs initiate Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which combines medication intervention and behavioral therapy, the results are impressive: better outcomes, reduced readmissions, and improved ED efficiency.

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Accelerating Recovery and
Changing Lives

The practice of beginning MAT in the ED is an emerging breakthrough, providing new hope to patients and hospitals alike. Widespread acceptance of this treatment is largely being driven by three factors:

  1. With MAT vs. traditional treatment, patients are almost twice as likely to stay in a 30-day treatment program

  2. Patients use fewer inpatient addiction-treatment services

  3. As opioid-related visits and readmissions overwhelm EDs, earlier and more effective treatment is required

Across the country, EDs are now offering communities access to better treatment—and a brighter outlook on the opioid crisis.