Buprenorphine Treatment Divide by Race/Ethnicity and Payment

JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Sep 1;76(9):979-981. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0876.

Abstract

This study reports the seeming disparity in access to buprenorphine prescriptions among racial/ethnic minorities and individuals with lower income.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
  • Buprenorphine / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Prescriptions / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Expenditures / statistics & numerical data*
  • Healthcare Disparities / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health / statistics & numerical data*
  • Male
  • Medicaid / statistics & numerical data
  • Medicare / statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • Narcotics / therapeutic use*
  • Office Visits / statistics & numerical data*
  • Opiate Substitution Treatment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / drug therapy*
  • United States
  • Whites / statistics & numerical data*

Substances

  • Narcotics
  • Buprenorphine