Effectiveness of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH) Model for Engaging Patients in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Pragmatic Trial in a Large Municipal Hospital System
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: March 2018 - December 2022
Principal Investigator: McNeely, Jennifer

Hospital-based addiction consult services (which consist of starting medication for addiction treatment while patients are hospitalized, and directly linking them to post-discharge outpatient treatment) have the potential to make a significant contribution to narrowing the opioid use disorder treatment gap. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of these services on post-release initiation and engagement in care, treatment retention, and frequency of acute care utilization and overdose deaths.┬áThis project will provide the first evaluation of an addiction consult model in a multi-site trial at four municipal hospitals, and promises to generate knowledge that can rapidly transform practice and inform the intervention’s potential for widespread dissemination.


Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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