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A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder /




When exercising clinical judgment in the treatment of opioid use disorder, health care professionals are expected to take this guideline fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of patients, their families and other service users, and in light of their duties to adhere to the fundamental principles and values of the Canadian Medical Association Code of Ethics, esp [...] Legal Disclaimer While the individuals and groups involved in the production of this document have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this treatment guideline, please note that the information is provided “as is” and that the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the BCCSU make no representation or warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy o [...] In the context of the current public health emergency, there is an urgent need for a provincial evidence-based guideline articu- lating the full range of therapeutic options for the optimal treatment of adults and youth with varying presen- tations of opioid use disorder. [...] This lack of a comprehensive guideline has been a challenge for the provincial health system, and has resulted in a lack of awareness and use of the full scope of medical and psychosocial interventions available to treat opioid use disorder among care providers across the addiction care continuum. [...] A key component of an evidence-based provincial response is the delivery of health services that optimize engagement, care and treatment of individuals with opioid use disorder, and recognize the need for a diversity of available treatment options that can be matched to individual patient needs and circumstances.


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