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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is considered the gold standard of opioid use disorder treatment when paired with behavioral therapies, yet the number of primary care providers who practice MAT is surprisingly low.
Men are less likely to follow social distancing guidelines and orders compared to women, according to survey data released today by Altarum.
Altarum's new poll finds that 90% of Michigan residents would follow a shelter in place recommendation. Over 7,000 Michigan residents have completed the online poll about COVID-19 perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors since Thursday, March 19.
Altarum’s Elizabeth Burden moderated a session at the 2020 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) National Forum on the crucial role recovery housing plays in addressing substance misuse, and how jurisdictions and criminal justice sectors can form partnerships with peer-based housing operators.
Rick Keller of Altarum writes in Healthcare IT News that accurate outbreak data reporting depends on a standards-based and interoperable information infrastructure, which many jurisdictions across the U.S. still do not have.
Health care policy experts gathering in Washington, D.C. today urged states to make health care more affordable for residents by regulating prices through a variety of mechanisms and reducing the provision of low-value care.
Commercial payers spent more than $5.5 billion on 20 select low-value health care services in 2015, according to a new study from the Research Consortium for Healthcare Value Assessment, a collaboration between Altarum and VBID Health. To reduce the widespread prevalence of low-value care, we need to take a closer look at where it is occurring and why.
How do we shift our focus from how much we spend to how well it is spent? Reducing low-value care is a good start, but often the resulting findings are dense and hard to manage. We’ve created a tool to help visualize and help make sense of these findings.