Patient Care & Best Practices
This poster is an outcome evaluation of a project called Buprenorphine First (Bup First), a program for Veterans with an OUD designed to eliminate wait time to medication initiation. Bup First Veterans are started on buprenorphine the day they present for assessment at the Seattle VA Addiction Treatment Center. Outcomes reported are retention in treatment, adherence to program requirements, and drop-out rates. These outcomes will be compared to a two year period prior to implementation of Bup First. We will also present the barriers to implementation and how these were overcome.