Telehealth is Favored for OUD Treatment

 A July 2020 survey of more than a thousand physicians who provided treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) showed that many used telehealth for the first time during the pandemic when regulations were loosened.  More than half of the respondents, 54 percent, found it more effective than expected.  A significant majority – 85 percent – were in favor of the temporary telehealth flexibility being permanently extended.