Medication for opioid use disorder at hospital discharge is not associated with intravenous antibiotic completion in post-acute care facilities.
JournalTherapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
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AbstractA total of 161 patient encounters were included; the mean age was 43.4 years and 56% of patients were male. In 48% of the encounters, the patient was homeless and in 68% they recently injected drugs. The most common infectious syndrome was osteoarticular (44.1%). Medication for opioid use disorder was prescribed at discharge in 103 of 161 encounters and was newly started in 27 encounters. Similar rates of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy completion were found in those who received (65/103) and did not receive (33/58) medication for opioid use disorder at discharge (odds ratio: 1.29; 95% confidence interval: 0.68-2.54; p = 0.44).
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Keywordinjection drug use
medication for opioid use disorder
outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
substance use disorder
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/19294