What is involved in outpatient care of patients suffering from opioid abuse?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Opioid abuse treatment also is influenced by managed care, and it is changing rapidly.

Treatment in outpatient and inpatient settings is equally effective, but significant cost differences exist.

The ideal program should be comprehensive enough to target individual patient needs and the severity of the illness.


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