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Racial Disparities in Treatment Following Nonfatal Overdose


In a study looking at claims data, CECPR researchers found that following a nonfatal opioid overdose, the majority of individuals did not receive subsequent substance use treatment. Additionally, the team found important racial disparities: "black patients were half as likely to access treatment as non-Hispanic white patients".


Authors Utsha Khatri, MD and Austin Kilaru, MD discuss ways that policy changes related to COVID-19 may actually help address this problem. Read more on that important aspect here.