Seeking a High: Opioid Relapse Prevention & Primary Care Networks and Acute Healthcare Utilization

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This week The Rounds Table is packed with new content. Kieran Quinn co-hosts the episode with Jonathan Gravel. Jon covers new evidence on treatment for opioid use disorder. Kieran covers an article on the effect of provider affiliation with a primary care network on acute healthcare utilization. The episode also features special guests David Juurlink and Finlay McAlister.

What are the best pharmacotherapeutic options for providers to treat individuals with opioid use disorder? Jon covers a randomized controlled trial comparing relapse events in individuals with opioid use disorder treated with extended release naltrexone versus sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone.

Next, Emily Hughes and Sheliza Halani speak with David Juurlink to bring listeners up to date with the opioid crisis in Canada.

Kieran then covers a retrospective cohort study which sought to measure the effect of primary care networks on acute healthcare utilization in Alberta. As a special addition to the episode, Kieran speaks with Finlay McAlister, first author on the study, to weigh in.

Finally, the Good Stuff segment. Jon covers an article on understanding and communicating risk. Kieran shares an article on understanding innovation in research.                            

If you like what you hear, rate us on iTunes! Chat with us on Twitter @roundstable and tweet at Kieran @kieranlquinn, Jon @gravel.jon, David @DavidJuurlink, Emily @emmy_hughes, and Sheliza @sheliza_halani. Let us know how we’re doing here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3PHJV3C.

The Papers

1. Opioid Relapse Prevention: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32812-X/fulltext

2. PCNs & ED Visits: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/190/10/E276

Good Stuff

1. Understanding & Communicating Risk: http://www.cfp.ca/content/64/3/181

2. Innovation in Research: http://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2674680/does-using-ipad-make-intervention-innovative

Music Credits

The Rounds Table Theme Music by Brendan Quinn, Creative Director and Composer, Vapor RMW

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