In a recent national survey only 7% of emergency physicians worked in emergency departments where they were able to provide MAT in the form of buprenorphine to patients struggling with opioid addiction.
Phase 2: Creating ED-initiated Buprenorphine Protocols
% of ED Physicians Who Have Access to MAT in their EDs
Massachusetts General Hospital was the first hospital in the state of Massachusetts and among the first hospitals in the nation to implement an ED-initiated Buprenorphine protocol. It offers 24/7 365 days a year access to evidence based treatment for opioid addiction – turning the ED into the front door for recovery.