Better Life Partners’ Chief Health Officer David de Gijsel authored this MedCity News article on how telehealth services for addiction treatment can save lives.
“Often, when individuals are seeking treatment for substance use disorder (SUD), the window of opportunity is very brief. In fact, it’s so brief that we lose 25 out of every 100 people who reach out to us for help when their care is delayed by requiring them to attend an in-person visit versus initiating treatment that same day via telehealth. […] Virtual services remove those barriers and let people start on MAT with life-saving medications like buprenorphine, immediately. This reduces overdose risk and death while playing a critical role in health equity.”
Read the full article here.