Improving Care for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder

November 9, 2017

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Nationally, opioid-related morbidity and mortality is skyrocketing. People with substance use disorder (SUD) have high rates of hospitalization, readmission, and long lengths of stay. Despite this, many are not engaged in addictions treatment. And frequently, hospitalization addresses the medical illness, but not the underlying cause, the SUD. During this webinar Dr. Honora Englander, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will discuss how she developed IMPACT through understanding local needs and engaging OHSU leadership and community partners. Dr. Englander will provide an overview of the program and describe how a team-based approach is helping to improve care for adults with SUD.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand needs of hospitalized adults with substance use disorder
  • Recognize hospitalization as a reachable moment to initiate and coordinate addiction care
  • Learn about one academic medical center's experience developing and implementing a hospital-based addiction medicine team, and how you might apply that experience to your setting
  • Understand how a team-based approach – including physicians, social workers, and peers with lived experience in recovery - can improve care for adults with SUD