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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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:
Across the country, EDs are now offering communities access to better treatment—and a brighter outlook on the opioid crisis.
About the Author: Gregg Miller, MD, FACEP Chief Medical Officer, Vituity
Dr. Miller oversees the development and dissemination of clinical best practices. He provides leadership to over 3,000 clinicians in the areas of risk management, continuing medical education, CMS performance improvement, patient experience, and data management.