Read About New Research Regarding Telehealth Recovery Coaching for Post-Discharge Engagement

Researchers looked at records for 917 patients who engaged with a peer recovery coach via telehealth after discharge from emergency departments for opioid use.  The investigation focused on one Indiana-based hospital system that included six hospitals located in cities and seven that had rural Critical Access Hospital designations.  Of the findings showing value to rural patients, living in a strictly rural area was associated with an 80 percent greater rate of successful follow-up.