CTN-0087: A Foundation to Examine Reasons for Discontinuation for Buprenorphine Care in the Veterans Health Administration

Adam Gordon, MD, MPH
Lead Investigator
University of Utah School of Medicine

This healthcare data mining study analyzes existing Veterans Health Administration data sets to examine patient and organizational characteristics associated with buprenorphine termination during outpatient OUD treatment. This project will generate data useful for predictive modeling on how to implement targeted approaches to improve retention in OUD treatment. An objective is to identify patient, provider, and system targets to reduce unnecessary or inappropriate discontinuation of buprenorphine care. These analyses are critical for establishing initial constructs to evaluate reasons for treatment discontinuation based upon patient, provider, and system factors in different healthcare settings.

Funded by the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM.

    Node Involvement

    Lead Node(s):

  • Greater Intermountain Node

  • All Participating Nodes:

  • Greater Intermountain Node
  • Northstar Node