This academic paper gives an overview of a telemedicine protocol to facilitate timely access to substance use disorder evaluations in an effort to improve post-overdose care in the emergency department. As a pilot program, experiences with the first 20 participants are discussed.
Lai, J. T., Chapman, B. P., Carreiro, S. P., Costigan, A. D., Rodriguez-Perez, K. M., Gonzalez, G., & Babu, K. M. (2020). A Pilot Study of a Telemedicine-based Substance Use Disorder Evaluation to Enhance Access to Treatment Following Near-Fatal Opioid Overdose. Proceedings of the ... Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2020, 3488–3496.